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  Nederland City HallNederland City Hall


The LaBiche Architectural Group, Inc.
7999 Gladys Avenue, #101, Beaumont, TX 77706

General Description

Location: Nederland, Texas
Date Bid: Jan 2013
Construction Period: Feb 2013 to Nov 2013
Total Square Feet: 4,983 Site: 0.22 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 4,983; total 4,983 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 19’ 4”; total, 19’4”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-engineered metal building.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, cast stone. Roof: Metal. Floors: Carpet, tile. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Fittz & Shipman Engineers, Inc. - 1405 Cornerstone Court, Beaumont, TX 77706
General Contractor: Bruce's General Construction, Inc. - 1175 Reynolds Road, Beaumont, TX 77707
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Lechtenberg Consulting, Inc. - 7999 Gladys Avenue, #101B, Beaumont, TX 77706

Founded in 1897 by Dutch, Nederland (meaning "lowland") was settled along a railway financed by Dutch Banks. The city is rich with history so it was only fitting that the design for their new City Hall would be reminiscent of the early 1900's architecture seen along Boston Avenue, one of the city's major streets. The building's entry elevation has several cast stone sculptures with historical meanings: windmills, tulips, the city's founding date of 1897.

The building's design is based upon 1930's retail architecture when builders placed family names and founding dates on the facades, and placed large umbrella type awnings to provide shade for the massive glass display windows. The red brick and cast stone detailing of the façade brings one back to the days of horse and buggy. The building is sited on a quarter acre of property one block off Boston Avenue in the heart of the City approximately 4 blocks from the City's previous location. The north side of the building provides a drive up teller station for access to the financial staff for paying water bills and the purchase of other city services.

The buildings plan is designed around service to their citizens. The front lobby provides easy access to citizens paying water bills or seeking City services. Adjacent to the lobby is the City Council chambers situated in the center of the building. The southern half of the building provides access to the City's mayor, city manager and staff. The northern half of the building is a secured area containing the City's financial offices and public records safe. The rear of the building contains break rooms, conference and restrooms used by staff on a daily basis.

For economy, a pre-engineered metal frame with one-way sloping metal roof were utilized for the base of the building.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Acme Brick, Arlington Cast Stone
Roofing: Imetco Windows: Weathershield
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Flooring: Cambridge Carpet, Daltile
Interior: U.S. Gypsum, Sherwin Williams, Wilsonart, Hanstone Quartz
Lighting: Cooper Lighting, Bevelo Gas Lanterns

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