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    City of Amarillo Fire Stations #3 & #9
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    Convention Center Parking Garage and Retail
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    Santa Fe Building Restoration
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    Simms Municipal Building
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City of Amarillo Fire Stations #3 & #9

In an effort to replace aging Fire Stations and move them to more strategic locations to serve a growing community, the City of Amarillo is building 3 new Fire Stations. Stations #3 and #9 utilize the same floor plan which houses 1 company of 4 firemen per shift. The exterior features a variety of metal panels to minimize maintenance as well as windows to provide natural lighting throughout the building. The large Apparatus Bay features fast opening 4 fold doors to improve the firemen’s quick response time. Station #3 opened in the spring of 2019 with Station #9 following in October of 2019.

  • “The work performed has met all of our expectations, time and budget restraints. We would not hesitate to request their services on future projects as they have been able to meet the quality and design standards required.” Jerry Danforth – Director of Facilities & C.I.P – City of Amarillo, Texas

Size

8,500 SF

Services Provided

Architecture

Interior Design

Project Features

Full Glass 4 Fold Doors at Apparatus Bay

Private Shower Rooms

Workout Room with large exterior Windows

Open Kitchen/Dining area with exterior patio

Design Team

Jon Gamel, Architect

Sheila Sims, AIA, Architect

Sarah deGrood, Interiors

Convention Center Parking Garage and Retail

The new Convention Center parking garage and retail building is one of the many new structures constructed in downtown Amarillo, Texas.  Located between the new Convention Center Hotel and the new Xcel Energy building, the 4+ floor parking garage provides needed parking for Hodgetown Stadium, Civic Center, Convention Center Hotel, and Globe News Center for the Performing Arts. Over 26,000 SF of retail space covers 2 sides of the new structure which will include restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

  • The work performed by the Lavin group has met all of our expectations, time and budget restraints. We would not hesitate to request their services on future projects... - Jerry Danforth, Director of Facilities & C.I.P, City of Amarillo

Size

257,427 SF Parking Garage

26,896 SF Retail

Services Provided

Architecture

Interior Design

Project Features

Enclosed and climate controlled stair and elevator lobby

Retail space designed along Buchanan Street and 6th Avenue

Controlled entry and exit for security

Design Team

John Jenkins, Architect

Jon Gamel, Architect

Sheila Sims, AIA, Architect

Tom Lavin, Principal in Charge

Santa Fe Building Restoration

A complete Historical Restoration of the prestigious Santa Fe Building in downtown Amarillo, Texas. This 138,000 square foot building was purchased by Potter County in 1996 and Lavin Architects was commissioned to renovate the building to house all of the offices of Potter County as well as restoring many of the building’s architectural features. The building was originally built in 1928 by the Santa Fe Railroad Company and consists of 12 floors with a penthouse, a basement and a sub basement.

Size

138,000 SF

Services Provided

Architecture

Interior Design

Historic Restoration

Project Features

Restoration of exterior materials and features back to original state

Full restoration of 10th floor theater

Hand painted plaster ceilings throughout

Design Team

John Jenkins, Architect

Sheila Sims, AIA, Architect

Richard Sims, Project Manager

Tom Lavin, Principal in Charge

Simms Municipal Building

When the City of Amarillo outgrew its current City Hall Building, they chose to move several City Departments to another building at 808 S. Buchanan. Lavin Architects worked very closely with all the departments at the City to identify which groups should be relocated to the new facility and which should remain in the existing building. All department heads were interviewed to determine present needs as well as projected growth requirements. In addition, the City of Amarillo updated the exterior of the building to present a more cohesive image to the community. The move has been very successful giving all departments much needed additional space carefully designed to meet their current and future needs.

Size

70,109 SF Existing

45,020 SF Renovated

Services Provided

Architecture

Interior Design

Project Features

Monumental central stair with cable railing

Open concept floor plan with floor to ceiling glass in areas needing sound control

Design Team

John Jenkins, Architect

Mark Phillips, Architect

Sarah deGrood, Architect

Will Holton

Tom Lavin, Principal in Charge

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