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“Public buildings reflect the character, the values and the aspirations of the communities that commission them. Their design is a legacy to the next generation. We take that responsibility very seriously.� - Jeff Gerber, Chief Executive Officer

At PGAL, whether the assignment is to create a signature city hall, a recreation complex or a public works building, our design reflects both the special character of the community and fiscal concern of its citizens. We are proud to have worked with the following Texas municipal clients:


City of Allen

City of Colleyville

City of Lakeway

City of San Benito

City of Anna

City of Conroe

City of League City

City of San Marcos

City of Arlington

City of Coppell

City of Lewisville

City of Seabrook

City of Austin

City of Corpus Christi

City of Liberty

City of Seguin

City of Baytown

City of Dallas

City of McAllen

City of Sealy

City of Bee Cave

City of Denison

City of McKinney

City of Southside Place

City of Bellaire

City of Denton

City of Missouri City

City of Sugar Land

City of Bertram

City of Frisco

City of Navasota

City of Terrell

City of Bremond

City of Galveston

City of Pasadena

City of Victoria

City of Bunker Hill Village

City of Garland

City of Pearland

City of Webster

City of Canyon

City of Georgetown

City of Plano

City of West University Place

City of Carrollton

City of Granbury

City of Port Arthur

The Woodlands Township

City of Carthage

City of Hedwig Village

City of Port Neches

City of Cedar Park

City of Hereford

City of Richardson

City of Chico

City of Houston

City of Rosenberg

City of College Station

City of Kerrville

City of Rowlett

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Navasota construction budget: $6.3 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2011


PGAL designed this 30,000-squarefoot municipal complex and downtown streetscape to complement Navasota’s historic 1903 City Hall. PGAL provided master planning, programming, and bond referendum support as well as preliminary and final design for the new City Hall, which includes public safety and police and courts facilities

and an emergency operation center. The design team was challenged to recreate the City of Navasota’s early architecture, most of which was built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Most importantly, the design of the new building has a similar look to the original 1903 City Hall. The 30,000-square-foot building now houses the police department, city

administration, municipal courts, and public works. The public safety facilities include police operations, 9-1-1 area, community room, forensic facility, secured detention area, jail facility, property room for evidence storage, records retention, fitness area, interview/interrogation room, evidence processing area, and a sally port.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of West University Place construction budget: $5.6 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2011

CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE CITY HALL / POLICE DEPARTMENT WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE, TEXAS Federal incentive money helped spur this much-needed, 19,000-square-foot renovation and expansion of West University Place’s existing city hall building. The addition provides space for the relocation of the city’s police and emergency operations in a center that includes the criminal investigation division, squad room,

break rooms, showers and locker rooms, storage, evidence processing, records, jail facilities, interview rooms, juvenile detainment, sally port, and armory. The expansion also includes new single-occupancy sleeping quarters for firefighters. PGAL provided extensive code upgrades with reconfiguration of office and administrative areas,

training rooms, conference rooms, and storage spaces. The design for the addition complements the existing 1950s architecture.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Bellaire leed status: Silver Certified construction budget: $4 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2010


Located on the heavily trafficked and highly visible corner site of the former station, Bellaire’s new sixbay, 180,000-square-foot fire station and emergency operations center is a commanding presence. The new facility helps define the city’s public service infrastructure and represents an investment in the future of this established neighborhood. One of the primary design goals was to seamlessly integrate the new facility into the fabric of the community

while creating a distinct visual identity. To achieve this balance, PGAL translated traditional fire station elements — such as the brick façade and tower — into a modern vocabulary of clean lines, accent features, and state-of-the-art technology. The result is an eyecatching facility that is aesthetically comfortable in its surroundings, and fully equipped to provide first-rate public safety services.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Coppell leed status: Silver Certified construction budget: $4.5 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2005


This 13,560-square-foot, LEED Silver-certified facility serves the recreational, communal, social and educational requirements of citizens 50 years of age and older, and provides public meeting spaces for community use after hours. Spaces within the Center are organized around an elongated community room that overlooks the water feature and historic park beyond. From this space, visitors can access to a variety of activity spaces, including a large subdividable multipurpose room with a stage, arts and crafts

classroom, activity classroom, and fitness center. The Center also includes a personal services lounge, game room, and an exterior shaded patio called the Verandah. Additional support spaces include a commercial kitchen, administrative suite, public restrooms, and park restroom facilities. The facility was designed to harmonize with its 1930’s WPA-era historic park setting using natural materials such as stone, exposed wood columns and roof deck, and metal roofs. Designed to provide a friendly and comfortable setting

for this age group, the Center has generous natural lighting and glass, a fireplace as a focal point, easy straightforward circulation, lots of texture, and great attention to acoustics. New walking trails also connect to existing park trails, providing a one-third of a mile accessible loop from the Center.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Houston construction budget: $53 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2002


The largest facility of its type in the nation, this highly secure 9-1-1 call center and emergency dispatch complex (EOC) was completed by PGAL on a fast-track design-build basis. The 128,000 SF consolidated public safety communication facility responds to 3.6 million emergency calls annually and was planned for additional service growth through the year 2020. All

building systems have 24/7 N+2 redundancy. Components include a situation room with state-of-theart technology, auditorium and press room, administration, operations and dispatch facilities. The floorplan maximizes operational efficiencies within and the clarity of function is further expressed through the exterior brick, stone and concrete components.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of West University Place leed status: Silver Certified construction budget: $9.9 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2010

CITY OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE RECREATION CENTER WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE, TEXAS With its contextual “Hill Country” design, this 38,000-squarefoot recreation complex fits seamlessly into its residential setting Surrounded by large specimen trees, the center’s exterior features a fieldstone and stucco façade, large curved window openings, and a pitched metal standing seam roof. The interior is equally warm, with patterned flagstone slate flooring

and an earth tone color palette. The two-story entry volume is filled with natural light. On the stairway, glass and stainless steel railings lead to the second level, creating a spacious, open feel. One of the main features is a competition eightlane indoor pool with rolled up glass doors that can be opened as weather permits. Overhangs control direct sun into the pool area, and

decks extending beyond the pool building create a space for lounge chairs as well as spectator overflow during competition events. The facility also includes two conversion courts that can be interchanged between racquetball and squash with movable walls. Outside are two Little League baseball fields with a batting cage, a soccer field, and a jogging trail.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Sugar Land construction budget: $3.9 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2006


The central focal point in an ambitious capital improvements program at the Sugar Land Regional Airport, this 20,000-square-foot terminal facility is designed with a Texas “country club” aesthetic. Special architectural features include a Texas limestone and plaster façade, a standing seam metal roof, wide porches with rocking chairs and a two-story ramp control tower. Texas limestone is carried into the interior with two

stone fireplaces in the lobby, while wood trusses add dimension and support to the center spine of the building. Features include an executive lounge, conference and meeting rooms, airport concessions and leased space for four rental car agencies. To support the pilots, the terminal provides private bedrooms and shower facilities, a flight planning room, library and commons living room.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Houston construction budget: $3 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2013


Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was founded in the late 1800’s by Reverend John (Jack) H. Yates, an early leader of Houston’s African American community. Located in Freedmen’s Town, a post Civil War Houston neighborhood founded by freed slaves, the Church has had three sanctuaries on the same site, with the earliest constructed in the 1890’s. The first structure

was destroyed by the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. The third and most recent structure was abandoned in 1997 and nearly destroyed by fire in 2005. PGAL provided design services for the adaptive reuse of the site to a beautiful neighborhood park and community amenity. PGAL’s design includes seating that is reminiscent of church pews; interpretive panels

to highlight the illustrious history; open web trusses to reinforce the structure without obscuring light and views to the open sky; refurbished masonry and accents; window openings that allow ample daylight; decorative fencing to secure the site while welcoming visitors; and beautiful landscaping throughout to propel the revitalization in the area.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Dallas leed status: Gold Pending construction budget: $3.4 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2015


Originally designed in 1976 by the Pierce Lacey Partnership, the Fretz Park Library was a local institution with an aesthetic that worked well with the city’s nearby park and recreation center. The City of Dallas hired PGAL to refresh, renovate, and expand the existing facility in a way that reflects the beloved original design. It was important to the local community to update the facility

while maintaining the look and feel of the library they knew and loved. PGAL maintained 75 percent of the original building while delicately adding new spaces, materials, and finishes to enhance the structure. The renovation includes a black box theater equipped with theater lighting, sound system, flexible stage and seating, a small dressing area, and seating for 80 patrons.

PGAL also updated to the library’s landscape, interior finishes, accessibility, HVAC, and technology, and made repairs to the exterior of the building.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Allen leed status: Platnium Certified construction budget: $3.3 million construction delivery: Competitive

Sealed Proposal completion: 2012


Designed to accommodate eight firefighters at full capacity, this 10,500-square-foot, LEED Platinumcertified, three-bay fire station contains all the program spaces typical of a fire substation. Planned as a prototype and learning tool for the City of Allen, the project pushes the envelope in terms of sustainable features. The station was designed to help the city understand green design options and the LEED Rating System, with an eye toward future city-mandated sustainable initiatives.

The space also educates the public, with a didactic building available for tours and seminars. The building’s most prominent green feature is the inverted “butterfly roof.” Visible from inside and out, the roof allows natural light to pour into public and semi-private areas of the facility from continuous north and south clerestory windows. The inverted roof is also designed to capture and harvest rainwater for landscape irrigation and fire equipment washing.

Sustainable features include: 1. Geothermal HVAC system 2. Automated daylight harvesting 3. 30,000-gallon rainwater storage system 4. 46 percent reduction in potable water use indoors

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Sugar Land construction budget: $13 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2004


The City of Sugar Land’s City Hall is an iconic 81,000-squarefoot, three-story building with a plaza for community events and concerts. The classical architectural style is stately in appearance with a limestone and brick façade. The column-lined stair entry includes a copper bell and clock tower vertical element. This formal entryway distinguishes the municipal landmark and reflects the vision of the rapidly growing Sugar

Land community. PGAL worked closely with Sugar Land’s city hall departments to clearly define the requirements for the common and council areas, including the council chambers, council ready room, conference center, mayor’s office, council office, and foyer. The classic interior style is defined by architectural elements such as iconic columns and classical motifs in the casework and cherry paneling. These timeless features

set an overall neutral tone for the building that is balanced by color in fabrics and furnishings. All open areas have natural light. PGAL created workstation standards for city personnel based generally on department hierarchy. Full-height, floor-to-ceiling wall systems maintain a sense of privacy for the employees that transitioned from private offices to systems furniture.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Sugar Land and Houston

Museum of Natural Science construction budget: $4.5 million construction delivery: CMAR completion date: 2009


PGAL revitalized the 1939 Central State Farm Prison Building into the aesthetically pleasing, 43,000-square-foot Museum of Natural Science annex. The City of Sugar Land commissioned PGAL to design this museum annex in a former prison facility that closed in 1969. The two-story portion of the building housed inmates, while the three-story portion served as the

administrative wing. The split-level layout presented a major challenge for the design team in converting the facility into an open, walkable museum. PGAL performed an extensive renovation to modify the building’s design and integrate all areas. The three-foot, brick, mortar, and steel bar-reinforced walls were removed, revealing an amazingly open and versatile space conducive

to the creation of multiple exhibit areas. The design team updated the building’s exterior while maintaining its historical significance. The new interior comes alive with exploration stations, interactive children’s exhibits, and a variety of living exhibits, dinosaurs, and mineral collections.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Allen construction budget: $7.2 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2005


Occupying a prominent ten-acre site, this facility is the premier public facility in the Allen Central Business District. The project involved the master planning of the ten-acre site for a two-phase approach to the construction of the needed facilities. The first phase provided approximately 53,500 SF of space for the Public Library and Civic Auditorium. The second phase, to be completed at the future buildout of the City of Allen, will expand the Library creating a final project of 100,000 SF. The design places the facility close to adjacent streets

fostering a sense of urban scale and anticipation. Retail concepts including over-scaled signage, corner tower, transparency, and bookstore style shelving create and exciting “destination” for patrons. Age-specific spaces include an elliptical Patron Services Hall, Children’s Library with see-thru 400-gallon fresh-water aquarium, glass-enclosed Teen’scape, numerous study rooms, coffee shop , and 290-seat tiered Civic Auditorium.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Webster construction budget: $4.5 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2013


This 18,000-square-foot mission critical facility introduced a fresh aesthetic to Webster’s contemporary city hall and police station complex. The building’s inviting, lodge-style façade incorporates limestone and clay brick, decorative concrete pavers, and a covered, stone-faced front porch. The blue metal roof visually links the new facility to existing

buildings. Varying rooflines accommodate a range of facility uses and enhance the structure’s overall stature. Two tower elements — one fronting an interior stairway and one housing regional training facilities — extend the station’s height and presence. Architectural details include tower roof caps, white cast stone pendants, a prominent cornerstone, and

clerestory windows in bays. The first floor accommodates six apparatus bays, office, training room, lobby, and public areas. The second floor houses kitchen, dining, laundry, and storage spaces, plus a fitness center and 14 sleeping quarters. These amenities enabled the department to expand to 24-hour coverage.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Cedar Park construction budget: $4 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2012


To meet the needs of their growing community, the City Council of Cedar Park determined the need to provide their community with a one-stop center. This would provide quicker access to City services for the community and provide City’s employees with a more efficient and effective work flow environment.

An existing complex, built in 2007 was gutted and adapted for the new facility. The Mediterranean design of the original structure inspired the interior design and colors in a simple, clean, and elegant fashion. Architectural focus was given to the public spaces such as the main Lobby in Building 1, Multipurpose

Room in Building 3, and Council Chamber in Building 4. The staff office and support spaces have tasteful finishes with warm tones and a prevalence of natural light which filters in from exterior windows through glass windows in interior partitions.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Sugar Land construction budget: $26 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2012


After a 20 year history of designing landmark structures for the City of Sugar Land, PGAL was selected to design the City’s new minor league ballpark. Working closely with key city stakeholders and team management, PGAL developed design concepts, produced bridging documents, and provided

design management services for Constellation Field. Built to minor league baseball standards, the multipurpose facility offers numerous amenities for patrons, including an ice house for adults and an in ground pool, splash pad, and playground for kids. Seating 7,500 to 9,500 people, the facility is designed

to host a variety of sports, concerts, and corporate events. Additional amenities include 21 suites, upperlevel club seating, year-round meeting/dining/entertainment space, a picnic deck, and extensive playground facilities.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Bertram, Burnet County

Library System

construction budget: $1.76 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2011


This 25,000-volume, county library occupies a prominent site along Highway 29 serving as a “gateway landmark” for downtown Bertram. At 8,550 SF, it includes a public meeting room, coffee shop, adult and teen areas, children’s library, staff and support areas. Naturally lit from raised clerestory windows, the interior features comfortable seating, study tables,

public access computer stations, and wireless access throughout. Exterior materials reflect local architecture: facades consist of a 10’ high base of “pasture stone” in an fieldstone pattern with coppercolored metal siding above, and a galvalume roof. A continuous covered walkway visually and functionally ties the facility to the historic covered porches common

throughout Bertram. The roof and long clerestory windows bring to mind nostalgic images of agrarian buildings and train depots. Sustainable features include eastwest longitudinal orientation, high performance glazing, rainwater collection, high efficiency HVAC units, shaded windows, highly reflective roof surfaces, and waterefficient fixtures.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of League City construction budget: $24 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2014


The new 74,000 SF Public Safety Building is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose, fortified facility. The complex includes the City’s police department, jail, police and fire administration, conference and meeting rooms, information technology, records, 9-1-1 dispatch and emergency operations center, SWAT and officers’ armory, evidence storage and crime lab. Additional program includes an 80-person

training room, gymnasium, locker rooms, defensive tactics training, and briefing room. A central, front lobby is designed as a translucent beacon to the community. The two-story, glass lobby connects citizens to police/fire departments as well as the second floor evidence and records departments. The 9-1-1 dispatch center consists of an approximately 1,500 SF call center accommodating a total of 20 call

stations. Quad-image projectors and six wall mounted video monitors tied to the a/v system allow dispatchers to view any number of images, including traffic cameras, local and cable television stations, local weather and call information. The dispatch center is also adjacent to the City’s emergency operations center, allowing the two areas to share resources.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Frisco construction budget: $20 million construction delivery: Design-Bid-Build completion: 2005


PGAL was selected by the City of Frisco to provide master planning, site planning and architectural services for the new Police Headquarters building and holding facility. The 94,000 SF facility comprises administrative offices, conference rooms, security rooms, jail, firing range, emergency operations center, 9-1-1 dispatch and forensic labs. The Emergency Operations Center is located on the ground floor with a special feature:

It has single use workspaces along its north wall to accommodate additional staff during heightened emergencies and is adjacent to the 9-1-1 Communications Room. All support spaces immediately adjacent to the dispatch room have full view through windows or corridors. The furniture was carefully selected for ergonomics and to avoid any distractions, allowing the staff to focus on the task at hand.

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P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Conroe construction budget: $24 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2016

The City of Conroe’s growth over the past decade and anticipated growth over the next 20 years necessitated a new law enforcement complex for the Conroe Police Department. PGAL is designing the 76,000 SF combined police headquarters and municipal courts facility with a separate SWAT building. The site is arranged to provide two distinct entrances for the Police Department and Municipal Court with separate secured personnel parking. PGAL began the planning process with needs assessment work sessions (charrettes), bringing

together key stakeholders and justice/law enforcement design professionals to collaborate on the needs and functionality of the facility and develop a 20year master plan. The new facility will house all municipal court functions including a 150 person courtroom, police administration, uniform services bureau, crime lab, evidence processing, evidence storage, criminal investigations, communications, secure server room for 9-1-1, and a secure lobby.








P R OJ EC T S P EC S owner: City of Bellaire construction budget: $10 million construction delivery: CMAR completion: 2017

The City of Bellaire’s new Police Department and Municipal Courts building will provide approximately 14,312 SF of flexible, sustainable and highly functional space and will be located between the existing Fire Station and Library. The Police Department building is part of a broader project that PGAL is overseeing for the city that includes the design of a new City Hall and Civic Center building and the new Police and Courts building. The new structures will replace two existing buildings on the site, which will be demolished once the new

structures have been constructed to allow for occupancy of the existing buildings throughout project construction. Designed for LEED Silver certification, both buildings will be integrated into the adjacent green space and park areas. The design of the two buildings will take place in a single phase, with construction expected to be completed in two phases to minimize departmental moves.

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