St. Johns Encampment Commons & UFCU Pavilion

by | May 9, 2024 | Application, Educate, Metalwork | 0 comments

While designing a pavilion for Austin Community College’s St. John Encampment Commons and UFCU Pavilion project, Harvey Builders recommended our team fabricate the project. We are so grateful to have collaborators like Harvey Builders who recognize our ability and bring us on to such amazing projects.

To win the spot, we first had to interview with Austin Community College, Agenda Architecture, and Harvey Builders. Based on our fervor, ingenuity, and innovative installation concepts, we were chosen to collaborate on the project. 

In collaboration with 3D Structural Designer/Detailer Richard Hood, along with the collective input of the architects who partnered on the project, we began translating the pavilion concept into a real-life structure. The pavilion was made up of 150,000 pounds of meticulously forged structural steel; its distinctive character was further enhanced by custom louvers, sourced directly from a mill, and a white paint finish. Once each piece of the pavilion was fabricated, the challenge of transporting items from our Houston headquarters to Austin began. Our team utilized a strategy that had initially captured our collaborators’ attention: the use of a police escort to transport five partially constructed pieces of the pavilion to Austin, and complete installation once everything arrived. 

Every piece of the structure was angled and curved, making this the largest, tallest, and most ambitious pavilion project our team had ever completed. Due to the unprecedented scale and short timeline, the entire Renfrow+Co team paused their current tasks to contribute their collective expertise to ensure every phase passed the engineer’s safety inspection. We are unbelievably proud of our team for knocking this project out of the park!

Who: Agenda Architecture, Austin Community College, Red Leaf, Harvey Builders, Danie Woodroffe Group, WGI

Where: Austin Community College | Austin, TX

What: Pavilions & Structures

How: Fabrication, Installation

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