• This project began with an abandoned concrete block horse barn and stable that had not been used in several years. The building was controlled by the Veterinary Medical Research Park on the campus of Texas A&M University. The park needed a facility to conduct hoof disease research due the demolition of the existing facility for the construction of a new large animal clinic.
  • Half the 6" block barn was demolished to provide for the two large laboratory spaces used to treat the horses. These are the high 18 ft. tall walls at the back of the facility. These are new reinforced 8" concrete block walls supporting a 2 ton rail crane used to removed fallen horses.
  • The balance of the facility contains a new handicap restroom, three offices and a feed storage room. The stalls in the foreground were moved from an adjacent location and attached to corral the sick horses. The roof structure of the tall walls are of stressed skin foam core panels, 12" thick.

Project Responsibilities

  • Project Manager

Project Team

  • 5 Staff in addition to VetMed Staff, MEP Consultant, Physical Plant Central Shop Forces, General Contractor and User Coordinator

Project Highlights

  • Incorporate and existing abandoned horse barn with existing relocated corral fencing into Lab facilities
  • Renovate the two facilities and provide additional construction
  • Two Labs with 18' High Ceilings, One Room to have Stock and Ceiling
  • Mounted Winch; New MEP Infrastructure
  • Cleaning Room, Office, Restroom with Shower, Feed Storage
  • Covered Loading Entry and Site Work
  • 3,100 SF - $230,000

Tom Hines


Our Design Philosophy

“The art of dancing stands at the source of all arts that express themselves first in the human person.  The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they all unite.” - Havelock Ellis
Building facilities unique to the owner’s special needs requires creative effort to balance function, aesthetics, durability and affordability in operation.  We help clients move through these challenges and manifest their dreams and desires in tangible form.

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    1407 Texas St. Suite 201
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102