PROGRAMMING & SITE EVALUATION EXPERIENCE
Great People Creating Better Architecture
GREAT PEOPLE CREATING BETTER ARCHITECTURE. Relevant Team Experience POLICE & PUBLIC SAFETY
CITY OF LA MARQUE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING - CITY OF LA MARQUE La Marque, Texas CITY OF BELLAIRE POLICE STATION & MUNICIPAL COURTS BUILDING - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF COLLEGE STATION POLICE HEADQUARTERS - CITY OF COLLEGE STATION College Station, Texas* CITY OF CONROE FBI TRAINING FACILITY - CITY OF CONROE Conroe, Texas* CITY OF CONROE POLICE & COURTS FACILITY - CITY OF CONROE Conroe, Texas* CITY OF DEER PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER EXPANSION - CITY OF DEER PARK Deer Park, Texas* CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD POLICE STATION REMODEL & EXPANSION - CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD Friendswood, Texas* CITY OF HEDWIG VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT - CITY OF HEDWIG VILLAGE Hedwig Village, Texas* CITY OF LEAGUE CITY PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING - CITY OF LEAGUE CITY League City, Texas* CITY OF PORT ARTHUR POLICE & COURTS REMODEL - CITY OF PORT ARTHUR Port Arthur, Texas* CITY OF SUGAR LAND POLICE EXPANSION - CITY OF SUGAR LAND Sugar Land, Texas* CITY OF WEBSTER POLICE STATION - CITY OF WEBSTER Webster, Texas* CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE CITY HALL & POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPLEX - CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE West University Place, Texas*
CITY HALL & CIVIC CENTER
CITY OF IOWA COLONY GOVERNMENT CENTER - CITY OF IOWA COLONY Iowa Colony, Texas CITY OF BELLAIRE CITY HALL & CIVIC CENTER - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF CEDAR PARK CITY HALL COMPLEX - CITY OF CEDAR PARK Cedar Park, Texas* CITY OF FULSHEAR CITY HALL RENOVATION STUDY - CITY OF FULSHEAR Fulshear, Texas* CITY OF LEAGUE CITY CITY HALL RENOVATION - CITY OF LEAGUE CITY League City, Texas*
FIRE & EMERGENCY
CITY OF CONROE FIRE STATION #7 - CITY OF CONROE Conroe, Texas* CITY OF CONROE FIRE TRAINING FACILITY - CITY OF CONROE Conroe, Texas* CITY OF DEER PARK FIRE STATION #3 EMS ANNEX - CITY OF DEER PARK Deer Park, Texas* CITY OF FREEPORT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER - CITY OF FREEPORT Freeport, Texas* CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD FIRE STATION #7 & TRAINING FIELD - CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD Friendswood, Texas* CITY OF LEAGUE CITY FIRE STATION #2 EXPANSION - CITY OF LEAGUE CITY League City, Texas* MONTGOMERY COUNTY ESD #9 STATION #81 - MONTGOMERY COUNTY Conroe, Texas*
What is A.M.D.G.?
And why is it written on the top right hand corner of our documents?
A.M.D.G. is Latin for “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” — translated into English as “For the Greater Glory of God.” As professionals, this isn’t a political or cultural statement. It’s much simpler. It is a reminder of why we do what we do and what is really important in our lives and our work.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ESD #9 STATION #84 - MONTGOMERY COUNTY Conroe, Texas* SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY ESD #8 FIRE STATION #11-3 - SOUTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY Conroe, Texas* WILLIAMSON COUNTY ESD #4 FIRE STATION #2 - WILLIAMSON COUNTY Liberty Hill, Texas*
ANIMAL SHELTERS & ANIMAL CONTROL
CITY OF LAKE JACKSON ANIMAL SHELTER - CITY OF LAKE JACKSON Lake Jackson, Texas* CITY OF SEABROOK PUBLIC WORKS & ANIMAL CONTROL COMPLEX - CITY OF SEABROOK Seabrook, Texas* CITY OF WEBSTER ANIMAL SHELTER - CITY OF WEBSTER Webster, Texas*
EAGLE LANDING PARK AT TAMARRON - CITY OF FULSHEAR Fulshear, Texas CITY OF BELLAIRE AQUATIC CENTER MODIFICATIONS - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF HOUSTON BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH - CITY OF HOUSTON Houston, Texas* CITY OF MANVEL SPORTS COMPLEX - CITY OF MANVEL Manvel, Texas* CITY OF PEARLAND NATURE CENTER - CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland, Texas* CITY OF SUGAR LAND CONSTELLATION FIELD - CITY OF SUGAR LAND Sugar Land, Texas* CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE RECREATION CENTER - CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE West University Place, Texas*
CITY OF BELLAIRE AQUATIC CENTER MODIFICATIONS - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF HUNTSVILLE VISITOR CENTER EXPANSION - CITY OF HUNTSVILLE Huntsville, Texas* CITY OF LEAGUE CITY VISITOR CENTER EXPANSION - CITY OF LEAGUE CITY League City, Texas*
OTHER MUNICIPAL FACILITIES
CITY OF BELLAIRE PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF BELLAIRE FACILITIES ASSESSMENT - CITY OF BELLAIRE Bellaire, Texas* CITY OF PEARLAND SHADOW CREEK LIBRARY - CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland, Texas* EAST ALDINE DISTRICT TOWN CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE - EAST ALDINE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Houston, Texas* * WORK COMPLETED WITH PREVIOUS EMPLOYER Some images provided by Shutterstock
ALEC A. LUONG AIA, NCARB, RID PRINCIPAL
As a Principal of McLemore Luong, I want our work to positively impact the shape and functionality of the cities and municipalities that we have the opportunity to serve. Central to our working process is the understanding that municipal programming projects should respond to a community’s needs, enhance or increase civic engagement, and provide welcoming public spaces that blend with the aesthetic of a city, town, or neighborhood. In addition, I am committed to respecting taxpayer dollars by ensuring that our designs meet budget and schedule criteria and ultimately result in aesthetically pleasing and economically sound capital improvements. My experience spans city halls, civic centers, police headquarters, EMS annexes, animal control facilities, recreation centers, administration buildings, and more. Working on a wide variety of public architecture projects has given me the knowledge and ability to problem-solve and maintain project progress even in unique circumstances.
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Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech
CERTIFICATIONS HOW ARCHITECTURE INFLUENCES PEOPLE:
Architecture is the original influencer. The Greeks and Romans understood this to a degree never seen again. What we design impacts generations of individuals -actively and passively -- that interact with our buildings. Understanding that responsibility is a truly humbling force and one that drives us to use every opportunity to Create Better Architecture.
Registered Architect - Texas #24095, Virginia #0401019744, Nebraska #A-5380, New York #044461 Registered Interior Designer - Texas #12198 NCARB #124984
American Institute of Architects Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
RYAN H. MCLEMORE AIA, NCARB PRINCIPAL
Since graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Architecture, the majority of my career has involved serving municipalities and their residents. At McLemore Luong, our core belief is that architecture is about People. I always enjoy working with municipal clients because, first and foremost, the goal of a project is always to address the space and planning needs of the public. As a founding partner of McLemore Luong, I am dedicated to programming, planning, and designing facilities that are sustainable, economical, practical, and designed for both the present and the future. Whether your project is a ground-up fire station, a major city hall renovation, a visitor center expansion, or a state-of-the-art police department headquarters, I am committed to civic-oriented design that meets the schedule and budget requirements while delivering the highest level of customer service.
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Bachelor of Architecture, The University of Houston
CERTIFICATIONS WHAT ARCHITECTURE MEANS TO ME:
For me, it isn’t a personal style. It’s a service and reflection of the values of a client and community. From modern to metal building, I put my heart and soul into every project.
Registered Architect - Texas #29930 NCARB #103875
American Institute of Architects Coastal Conservation Association San Antonio Apartment Association Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
GREAT PEOPLE CREATING BETTER ARCHITECTURE OUR EMPLOYEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE FIRM, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS IS THE HEART. McLemore Luong is a growing firm of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and administrators who understand that delivering a successful project begins well before planning and design. Based in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Santa Monica, California, our diverse team has more than seven decades of combined multidisciplinary experience across many project classes, including community, retail, commercial, municipal, aviation, higher education, corporate, healthcare, recreational, and multi- and single-family residential. On each and every project, we strive to create ease and cohesion throughout project startup, execution, and close out. We stand behind our work, and our designs have an ultimate goal of clarifying, aligning, and responding to our clients’ visions, missions, and goals. When we reach your goals, we reach ours.
ANYTHING BUT COOKIE CUTTER Instead of a cookie-cutter approach replicating previous projects, we provide true personalization bolstered by lessons learned and extensive boots-on-the-ground experience. Our team-like design approach involving all stakeholders has a track record of meeting all project goals. We will walk with you step-by-step to transform your project idea into reality.
ON TIME & WITHIN BUDGET We do not believe project constraints should restrict great design. We know the strict standards our clients demand in terms of quality, timeliness, and cost accuracy. Our versatile experience renders us uniquely capable of providing valuable insights and solutions to our client, design, and engineering partners to meet every project’s particular schedule, budget, and design needs.
AS TRUE DESIGN PARTNERS McLemore Luong believes that architecture should be practiced with the accuracy, intention, and passion any licensed profession deserves. We’re focused on the relationships with the people we work for and our craft so that we can deliver an outstanding project experience and superb design product every time. Clients can expect high-quality design, customer service, and a commitment to deliver at every stage of the process, from programming to warranty.
CUSTOMER SERVICE FOCUSED:
As your design partners, we will work with you to build a lasting professional relationship based on confidence, trust, and exceptional performance.
RELIABLE MWBE PARTNER
McLemore Luong is a growing firm of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and administrators ‒ from all over the globe. Our hiring practices reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, resulting in a firm with over 56% women and 63% minorities. This commitment, coupled with our investment in the personal and professional growth of staff, is a key component to recruiting and retaining the best that our profession has to offer. Our team’s diversity allows us to bring our collective experiences to our design process and better serve our communities and clients. Ultimately, we grow together and work as one team to develop fresh, creative, and high-performing spaces that shape their surroundings for the better. As a firm led by a Vietnamese American, we are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the City of Austin, the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, and the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency. The firm is also a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of Texas. We are submitting for our Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification from the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as our MBE certification from the City of Houston. We anticipate the issuing of these certifications in 2022.
PROGRAMMING/BUILDING ASSESSMENT Our work plan starts with listening – intently. As architects, our role isn’t to bring solutions to the table for you to choose from, but to listen, gather, and analyze to unearth the natural solution to a design challenge. This process is even more critical when evaluating the viability of existing facilities to suit the client’s current and future operational needs. We will tour and document your identified facilities with your representatives and contractor partners to identify opportunities and weaknesses in all options. Programming is one of the most complicated parts of this process. We understand that the client doesn’t always know exactly what they want – if they did, they wouldn’t need an Architect. Programming is about asking the right questions to the right people to get the most information. First, we will work with each departmental lead identified in the client’s organizational chart to understand their current staff and space needs to establish a baseline of immediate needs. Next, we will work to prepare a staffing plan keyed to anticipated growth milestones. This growth plan and assigning of square footage will benchmark how the proposed facilities will be designed for “day one” services and future growth milestones for expansion. Examples of our programming documents, including room data sheets, space allocation spreadsheets, and office standards, are provided on the following pages.
SITE ANALYSIS/EVALUATION As we develop your program, we also simultaneously evaluate your current and proposed building sites for opportunities and weaknesses. During our tour of existing and proposed sites, we evaluate each for conditions such as easements, right-of-ways, setbacks, utilities, natural amenities, topography, and drainage. After establishing a gross building square footage that falls within the budget and meets the user’s current and future needs, we test this block of space on the current or desired site location(s). We incorporate major identified site requirements such as detention and parking ratios per ordinance for new sites, examining one-level and multi-level as-needed options. To test fit existing buildings on existing sites, we evaluate the program that accommodates future growth for compliance with parking ordinances and opportunities for adaptive reuse. Multiple site configurations are often studied to develop the pros and cons of each as it relates to budget, land usage efficiency, and future expandability. Examples of these site analysis diagrams are provided on the following pages.
Example Program Room Data Sheet
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Example Program Space Allocation
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Example Programming Document
Example Site Analysis
CITY HALL, COURT & CIVIC CENTER City staffers are the primary touchpoints for bringing high-quality municipal services to residents. Architecture in support of governance is a concept that dates back to the beginning of organized civilization. Citizens want government buildings that reflect their values and reinforce the social contract between government and citizens. Every city hall and civic center is distinctly unique. Our designs for these facilities consider how the everyday transactions of citizens and municipal servants take place in a way that promotes the safety, welfare, and quality of life of every resident. The variety of spaces a city hall and civic center contain, including courtrooms, judicial offices, court administration and support spaces, public meeting spaces, cafes, amenities, courtyards, and more, should reflect the culture and needs of surrounding communities. City halls, courts, and civic centers should also be safe locations within a municipality. These sites should deploy fundamental design principles regarding safe lighting, access, and security control in these buildings and parking areas. Finally, open and transparent decision-making is imperative to gain citizen backing in any civic activity. We think it is vital to engage with the community to directly inform a project and provide a platform for feedback to make it successful.
ANIMAL SHELTERS & ANIMAL CONTROL From rescue to adoption, the primary purpose of an animal control facility is to provide a clean, healthy, and safe intermediate home for the animals. At McLemore Luong, we recognize the impact on the quality of life that a shelter design has on both the animals housed there and the caretakers who manage the facility. Our central focus in delivering a successful project starts with developing design concepts that allow caretakers to properly maintain a clean and healthy shelter. From sophisticated trench drain flushing systems to adequate hose bib locations, we understand the need for these facilities and the materials used within to withstand daily cleaning demands. To provide a comfortable workplace with good indoor air quality for both animals and caretakers, we collaborate with our engineers to develop properly zoned and ventilated HVAC systems. Finally, we understand that a shelter is also where caretakers need to perform administrative tasks and that strong acoustical treatment or separation is required between administrative and kennel areas. As pet owners ourselves who have undergone the adoption process several times, we understand that the public’s engagement and perception of the adoption process is a significant component of the shelter’s success in ensuring a steady turnover rate for rescued animals. With adoption rates consistently falling behind animal rescue rates, we strive to incorporate future indoor and outdoor kennel expansion and support spaces, enabling each municipality to grow. With an extensive background in the municipal sector, we know how to actively engage all stakeholders, including the community and local and state officials, to ensure we meet all design, budget, and regulation objectives.
POLICE & PUBLIC SAFETY Flexibility in design is a must-have for modern, functional police and public safety facilities. Infrastructure requirements must be adaptable to design a building that will function for a half-century or more. We take great care in designing a police or public safety building to enable upgrades and changes in technology that allow these departments to leverage technology changes in city services. Perception of the architecture is also crucial. Public safety buildings must be hard enough to protect those inside that ultimately protect others but soft enough that they are inviting to the public and serve as centers for community activity. With an extensive background in the public safety sector, we know how to actively engage all stakeholders, community, and local and state officials to ensure all design, budget, and regulation objectives for a municipality or county are met.
FIRE & EMERGENCY Response time is essential to fire and emergency services. Therefore, layouts in these facilities should allow access to apparatus bays and vehicles without passing through intermediary spaces so that dedicated firefighters and emergency services personnel can do their jobs quickly and efficiently. Design programs for living and working quarters typically include bunk rooms, restrooms/showers, day rooms, kitchen, storage, offices, gyms, training rooms, and apparatus bays. In addition to designing living and working quarters, we have worked on many dispatch centers and training facilities for municipal emergency and fire clients, including burn buildings and training towers.
VISITOR CENTER Visitor centers celebrate and educate residents and visitors about the current and historical events, people, local businesses, attractions, and resources that shape a municipality. The overall aesthetic should complement its surroundings and reflect the client’s culture and history. As a hub for learning, educating, and planning activities, a visitor center should actively engage visitors throughout the entire facility. These facilities often include reception areas, theaters, galleries and exhibits, souvenir shops, cafe/kitchen, office spaces, multipurpose/ conference rooms, and supporting restrooms and storage rooms. The public can rent out portions of a visitor center’s community spaces to generate revenue for a municipality. Important design considerations include accessibility and wayfinding for gathering and exhibition spaces and flexibility to accommodate ever-changing technology and program needs. Security access can also be utilized to restrict access to staff workspaces.
RECREATION Health and wellness and the ability to maintain an active lifestyle have also become more important to residents over the years. Creating these functional spaces can respond to a need for a healthy lifestyle and social engagement. At McLemore Luong, we recognize the impact that stateof-the-art amenities and community facilities can have on their users. To provide safe, accessible, and aesthetic fitness facilities, we know they require well-ventilated HVAC systems, respond to ADA standards for accessible design, and accommodate multipurpose functions. Spaces that host special events will also need to be sensitive to sound, lighting, and sightline factors. For any project, we know how to actively engage all stakeholders and members of the community to ensure the design meets or exceeds expectations.
CONTACTS: ALEC A. LUONG, AIA, NCARB, RID Principal c +1 713 582 0996 email@example.com
RYAN H. MCLEMORE, AIA, NCARB Principal c +1 713 825 1324 firstname.lastname@example.org
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