THE GREATER TEXAS FOUNDATION IS COMPLETE / by Furman + Keil Architects

THE GREATER TEXAS FOUNDATION IS COMPLETE

NOVEMBER 24, 2011


This new 9,000 square foot home for the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) is expected to be the first LEED certified building in Bryan, Texas, with an expected LEED GOLD rating.

GTF is a non-profit organization focused on improving education in the state of Texas.  Their mission supports efforts to ensure all Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete post-secondary education, with a particular focus on helping underserved and disadvantaged populations.

The project team was hired in 2009 to help GTF create a master plan for the development site, and to design a first-class office building situated in a park-like campus. The design team consists of Furman + Keil Architects (lead architect), City Lights Design Alliance (planning), Dunnam Tita (interior architecture), Land Interactive (landscape architecture), Schultz Engineering (civil), Bay & Associates (MEP), MJ Structures (structural), Braun & Butler Construction (contractor), Biositu (LEED consultant).

An early goal of the client was to pursue LEED certification for the project. The project team began the design process with an integrated team approach, involving all design disciplines and the client. The contractor was selected early in the design process and became an integral part of our team as we progressed through the design.