Mr. Stan Lewis, AIA
Architects in Partnership
Repurposed livestock barn, demolition of outdated buildings and the construction of new exhibition space and office space for the OSU Extension Service brought bring new exposure to the Woodward Fairgrounds, supports growth of previous events and encourages formation of new activities.
The exterior of existing livestock barns were replaced and updated to provide 36,000 sq. ft. of enclosed multipurpose floor space. The new covered pavilion accommodates open air activities and livestock shows. Old office spaces were demolished and replaced with 48,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and 13,500 sq. ft. of office space for the OSU Extension office.
The Center was planned to include approximately 67,000 square feet of event space with seating for 1,000 visitors. A separate, 12,000 square foot Exhibit hall includes: open spaces, meeting rooms, offices, restrooms and catering kitchen. Two buildings are connected by open air courtyards to allow for expanded event space and assembly. The Center’s proximity to downtown, to the local schools and to existing athletic facilities promotes the established activities and provides a venue for new events.
PCD's initial study investigated the status of the existing buildings and their abilities to support the growing demand for hosting larger events as well as their abilities to continue to function for the current scheduled programs. The study led to repurposing and renovation of the existing Covered Outdoor Arena as well construction of a new Multi-Purpose Livestock Pavillion and a new Multi-Purpose Arena.
Taylor County voters approved a $55 million bond for a major improvement in facilities. The existing arena was enclosed to become the secondary arena and equestrian stall barn. The new Livestock Pavillion provides opportunities for growing livestock shows as well as an additional 1000 Horse Stalls. The new Multi-Purpose Indoor Arena enchances the expo's ability to host bigger and better events. These projects were planned to be phased so that all of the existing schedule of events could be held as scheduled, with minimal impact on the activities.
Phase 1, The Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM '56 Equine Complex includes Stall barns, horse walkers, arenas, paddocks and additional facilities located on approximately 400 acres.
This project is a collaborative effort by College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences to build an equine program that "will graduate the industry's future leaders and generate research and veterinary medical care that will improve the industry and the care and the welfare of the horse." From this modern facility, Texas A&M instructors develop National Champions in collegiate equestrain disciplines. Componets include stall barn, team practice/competition arenas, warm-up pens, exercise walkers, paddocks and more. Phase 2 will incorporate additional facilities for nutrition research labs, veterinary examination area and corresponding features.
Norris Designs, Denver, CO
Developed Master Plans for 80-acre site for Laramie County Fair. Details include a 110,000-square foot, clear span, pre-engineered, multi-purpose facility that contains garage for county emergency equipment, meeting spaces, concession, restrooms, office and concrete exhibit floor space that can be converted into a 135' x 250' arena suitable for livestock related performance.
Master planning was accomplished to emphasize the on-going ministries of the church. The facility was planned so that construction could be phased as the church's ministries grow. Seating for 2000, classrooms for an upcoming church sponsored school, concessions, public spaces and a PRCA level arena will make this facility a vibrant fixture in the region for years to come.
Modern efficiency with historical detailing
Privately owned, this state-of-the-art facility is customized to accommodate specialized physical treatments for rehabilitation and/or conditioning of high performance equine athletes. Business office and upstairs living area were incorporated. We provided the masterplan, concept designs, and followed through with construction documents and a design/build contract to complete construction in only five months.
Master planning for future improvements of an historic rodeo arena on a 33 acre downtown site. Improvements include a 44,064 square foot primary and a 31,250 square foot secondary arena, new events building, public gathering areas, amphitheater, Priefert rough stock equipment and holding pens, new bleacher seating, vendor areas and fabric shade canopies.
Jackson Construction Co.
Flexible design was the key concern for this on-campus equestrian training, stalling and teaching facility. The facility features a Priefert riding arena, 20 Priefert Premier stalls, tack rooms, wash bays, seating and Big Ass Fans®. Key elements through-out project involved maintaining student and equestrain safety while designing and constructing to a strict budget.
Witsell Evans Rasco/Architects/Planner
Little Rock, AR
Tel: (501) 374-5300
Flexible design was the key concern for this on-campus rodeo facility. The 350 foot long by 225 foot wide facility was phased to serve the rodeo team and university classes at present and a multitude of other events in the future.
Vance Construction Solutions, LLC
Design of layout for optimal use of space in two new livestock barns. Provide holding pens, show arenas and tie-stalls and direct proper assembly of components for maximum versatility.