Kirksey and SpawGlass 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 1930s, 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 SpawGlass established a plan that saw all nine buildings completed in 24 months, utilizing phased construction packages. Phase I included completion of the first five buildings while Phase II saw the remaining four completed. To modernize the outdated facilities, the project team ensured the integration of complex mechanical systems which included a waterproofing envelope analysis, plan for structural modifications, and addition to existing buildings.
In addition to renovating nine, four-story buildings, two new Leadership Learning Centers were added for independent and collaborative student study, and to house the Corps Area Housing Office and additional Corps support operations.