The Precinct 1 Administrative Building, built in the mid 1980s, and its adjacent maintenance shop, were in need of updates to comply with the latest workplace safety rules.
Precinct representatives formulated a proposal to improve and modernize their existing facilities, but Tarrant County decided to completely replace the Administration Building due to foundation issues and to better serve the citizens of Tarrant County.
KAI provided architectural and engineering design for the new Administration Building, and renovation and expansion design of the 8,400 SF maintenance building. To best use Tarrant County’s resources, the building was designed to achieve LEED Silver. By the time construction was completed, the project was awarded LEED Gold.
The design concept is based on a “Texas Ranch” with the new administration building serves as the “ranch house” and the existing maintenance shop and garage structures emulating “stables, corrals and other outbuildings” typically found on a ranch.
The progressive regionalism of Tarrant County, the cities of Burleson and Fort Worth are further celebrated with the use of materials that celebrate Texas vernacular. Sustainability is fostered with xeriscaping, rainwater harvesting and passive solar design.