About This Project
This once bank building had been converted to the main police station and municipal court for the City of Bryan in 1985. Upon completion of their new justice center in 2009, the City asked The Arkitex Studio, to investigate renovating the building to alleviate overcrowding in the existing City Hall.
The program called for office space for three governmental departments (Accounting, Human Resources, and Risk Management), and flexible space in the large basement.
In 2010, the City received an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for energy improvements to the building. This grant provided funding to renovate the multipurpose facility to a great degree. These improvements included updates to the mechanical systems and roof; lowered ceilings (to reduce the volume of air to be conditioned); and smaller, energy efficient windows. And of course, reusing an existing building in an urban location is a sustainable decision by itself.