WestEast has added an engineering department to its architecture practice. Three professional engineers, Ed Garcia, Curt Van De Walle (not pictured) and Michael Miller, have joined the firm along with two engineering designers, Reuben Gonzales and Samuel Bishop, and project manager Alex Peña.
"First Pour" before dawn at Alamo College's future District Support Operations Building (DSO). WestEast is providing construction administration services for this three-story, 168,000-square-foot structure.
The new Austin Central Library opened its doors on Oct. 28. WestEast interior design Karla Dodson, RID, was in charge of preparing the furnishings package for the interior of this six-story, 198,000-square-foot building. The playful, colorful furniture and fixtures complement the airy, light-filled feeling of the library, designed by Lake | Flato with Shepley Bulfinch. Karla, pictured here, captured some good shots of the building at the packed opening.
WestEast architects Aaron Hanley and Melanie Bartholomew recently made a site visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, for the Medical Facility Pre-Planning Study | Master Plan project being conducted with the Innova Group. In addition to evaluating progress, they met with staff and leadership of the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, an aging facility that is scheduled to be replaced in the next few years. In the meantime, this plan will detail the required moves and updates to keep the departments operational until then.
As a thank-you for a hectic and hard-working couple of weeks, the owners of WestEast, Katherine and Christopher Kimm, treated the staff to lunch at NAO, the CIA’s restaurant at the Pearl. A delicious beginning to the weekend.
WestEast Design principal Tim Baisdon celebrated his eighth anniversary with the company on October 19. In recognition, he received a handsome leather briefcase/man-purse flown in from Firenze, Italy. This marks a first for WestEast. Many have reached the seven-year mark, but Tim is the first to claim eight years. Congratulations, Tim. Here’s looking at many more successful years with WestEast!