The Austin Chapter of the Associated General Contractors honored the Wells Branch MUD Recreation Center Renovation and Expansion Project at their annual banquet Friday, February 3. The recently completed program won the 2016 Outstanding Construction Award for a building in the $2 Million to $5million category. The general contractors, Braun & Butler, were selected utilizing a partnering process allowing participation in pre-construction activities.
Heimsath Architects designed the original Recreation Center that was completed in 2002. Working with the team to design the addition, the solution was developed to infill an existing courtyard. This required significant coordination on many details including the reworking of the entire roof drainage system. The new system collects most of the runoff and diverts it to new rainwater harvesting storage tanks. With all the extensive work, the community was still able to use the connected gym facility continuously during the construction.
From left to right: Li Tong - Heimsath Architects, Chris Donnelly - Wells Branch MUD, Sandy Stone - Heimsath Architects, Matt Fuller - Wells Branch MUD, Shirley Ross - Wells Branch District Manager, Kyle Pearson - Braun & Butler, Kenton Heinze - Braun & Butler.