Kirksey and Spaw Glass were selected by Texas A&M University to renovate nine existing buildings that house the Corps of Cadets on the College Station campus. With 2,600 cadets living “on the Quad”, the Corps dorms are a vital and thriving part of campus life. Built in the 1930’s, the Aggie Corps of Cadets housing needed an aesthetic reboot and modernization. Together, Kirksey and SpawGlass worked with TAMU to revitalize and preserve the dorms and bring one of the most central pieces of Aggie history back into visual prominence.
The project team developed a process to renovate and modernize a historic set of housing facilities under an extremely tight schedule. Through the design/build process, Kirksey and Spaw Glass established a plan that will see all nine buildings completed in 24 months, utilizing phased construction packages. Phase I includes completion of the first 5 buildings while Phase II will see the remaining 4 completed. To modernize the outdated facilities, the project team ensured the integration of complex mechanical systems, included a waterproofing envelope analysis, planned for structural modifications, and added to existing buildings.
In addition to renovating nine, four-story buildings, two new Leadership Learning Centers are planned to house the Corps Area Housing Office and additional Corps support operations.