BRW Architects connection with Texas Parks & Wildlife continued into phase two of a multi-phased development of the Game Warden Training Center in Hamilton County, Texas. This essential project for the campus was designed to support the entire fleet services of the TPW department. A facility to maintain the entire collection of motorized vehicles in state-wide service, including cars, trucks, construction equipment, ATV’s, boats and trailers. This new maintenance facility called for a three bay drive-thru service structure with office, restrooms, parts, tool and equipment storage.
The form of the building pays homage to the barns that dot the Texas landscape in the region, featuring a pop up clearstory along the ridgeline of the roof to allow for more natural light to fill the work bays inside the new maintenance facility. Additionally, a large paved area for parking, provides staging of fleet vehicles and 5 outdoors bays under a shaded lien too to give expanded zones for multiple projects to be in progress at the same period of time. BRW used a standard steel frame and clad the frame in galvalume metal panels that tie into the roofs of the campus structures beyond.