464 Bailey Renovation

Fort Worth, Texas


  • Commercial


  • mechanical / plumbing engineering
  • electrical engineering


  • 24,500 SF

Baird, Hampton & Brown provided MEP engineering services for the two-story, 24,500 SF office space near Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The renovation used the surrounding stones, floor slab, and existing columns from the original building.

Two multi-zone variable air volume (VAV) rooftop units served the tenant spaces while a single unit served both the upper and lower lobby spaces.

The architect’s original design included more glazing to seal the exterior windows than allowable by the current Energy Code. Part of their design included a two-story lobby constructed almost completely out of glass. As this created large heat gains in the space, BHB performed an energy model on the entire building and investigated how more effective windows could decrease the VAV unit sizes and energy usage. The energy model proved the design achieved a 13 percent reduction in energy usage over a baseline building allowing the architect to execute their original plan. Plumbing services were also provided for a gang restroom on the first and second levels and two single restrooms with shower facilities.

This project was the winner of the AIA Fort Worth Merit Award.

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