Parkhill, Smith & Cooper announced that Arlington-based Schrickel, Rollins and Associates Inc., has merged with PSC.
Arlington will be PSC’s second office in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, alongside Frisco. PSC also has Texas offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, El Paso, Lubbock and Midland as well as New Mexico offices in Las Cruces and Rio Rancho.
Schrickel, Rollins I Parkhill, Smith & Cooper is a professional firm with a wide spectrum of in-house talent, experience, and ability to provide quality consulting services in landscape architecture, civil engineering, architecture and planning. Founded in 1955, SRA has remained committed to applying innovative ideas and to searching for appropriate solutions to design challenges.
UTA – The Green at College Park – Arlington, Texas
The Green at College Park is a showpiece for transforming a brownfield site into an artful solution of storm water management. This three-acre passive park includes trails, benches, shade structures, and a large oval lawn area. The Green at College Park recently received a one-star certification and is currently one of three projects in the world certified by SITES.
NRH20 “The Viper” – North Richland Hills, Texas
SRA and ADG were commissioned to design the addition of a new thrill ride for the 2012 season called The Viper. The project also included a new bathhouse, water slide receiving pool, associated mechanical equipment and chemical systems, locker facility and concession area. NRH2O’s 43 – feet tall Viper features an enormous 20 foot diameter tube with heart-stopping drops!
Cowboys Pedestrian Bridge – Arlington, Texas
Cowboys Way is a new entry thoroughfare into the City of Arlington’s entertainment district and serves as the eastern gateway to the new AT&T’s Dallas Cowboys stadium. Aesthetic elements were used that match the existing bridges in the district. The bridge spans are skewed to match the meanders of Johnson Creek with the eastern three spans varying in length to land on an abutment parallel to the roadway.
The Woman’s Garden – Dallas Arboretum, Texas
Implementing the vision of a conceptual designer, working with the contractor during the design phase and preserving existing trees were all tasks assigned to SRA, the Landscape Architect of record for this project. Phase II of A Woman’s Garden was meant to symbolize the nurturing and regenerative aspect of a woman. It was to be a polar reflection of a previous phase of construction which symbolized the strong, powerful side of a woman.
Water Treatment Plant – Midlothian, Texas
As prime consultant for this $29 million project, SRA was responsible for the design and construction administration of a new membrane surface water treatment plant. The process consists of a raw water pipeline, conventional flocculation and sedimentation, microfiltration with Siemens pressure membranes and Trojan UV ultraviolet advanced oxidation process (UVAOP) for taste and odor treatment. The UV process has also been approved for disinfection, which is the first installation of its kind to be approved in the State of Texas.
I-30 Three+Bridges – Arlington, Texas
The Interstate 30/Three Bridges project has dramatically improved the traffic flow and access opportunities along the Interstate 30 corridor in Arlington. The project extends from immediately west of the Ballpark Way bridge to just west of the Cooper Street bridge. The improvements include the provision of additional freeway lanes, two new bridges (Center Street and Baird Farm), one replaced bridge (Collins Street), one frontage-road bridge and two braided-ramp bridges. The bridges include an architecturally enhanced covered walkway with a concrete barrier to protect pedestrians from vehicular traffic.
THIS PROJECT WAS NAMED THE 2011 PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT OF THE YEAR BY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION – TEXAS CHAPTER.
North Park – Southlake, Texas
Three multi-sport playing fields are designed for lacrosse and flag football. Each field is also equipped with state-of-the-art lighting for evening games that will direct the lighting onto the fields with inconsequential light spill. At the entrance of the 20-acre park, a .85-acre retention / detention pond captures storm water from the park site and provides irrigation supply. The park also provides a large outdoor elevated plaza which consists of a restroom / concession building with attached shade pavilion that overlooks the fields and a custom playground.
College Station Medical Corridor Study – Texas
This project involved a feasibility assessment, master planning and design of improvements to establish a “medical corridor” in and around the intersection of State Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road. Currently, several significant medically – oriented developments, encompassing approximately forty acres between Rock Prairie and Birmingham Roads, along with a large amount of undeveloped land, exist in the general area. The goal of this plan was to identify, foster, and enhance any medically-oriented development opportunities as the build-out of the area occurs.
Katy Trail/Trinity Strand Connection Master Plan
The Connection is a complex, urban trail project intended to join two major commuter and recreational trail systems within the City of Dallas: the 3-1/2 mile Katy Trail and the 2-1/4 mile main spine of the Trinity Strand Trail. It’s also an important link to the medical district.
Bicentennial Park – Southlake, Texas
This park is on approximately 80 acres and contains nine new baseball fields – (2) for the Mustang League, (2) Pinto League, (2) Shetland League, (2) Bronco League and one Miracle Field for physically challenged children. All are tournament level fields and are designed to have a secured, ticketed entrance, if needed. The park also includes a drainage/irrigation pond that is now a park amenity and a band shell area with picnic facilities. The park reflects Southlake’s downtown 1920’s architectural theme.
Roger’s Street Bridge (Cowboys Way) – Arlington, Texas
Rogers Street Bridge was designed as a 690’ long x 91’ wide, 7-span bridge concrete beam bridge to provide another route across Johnson Creek to the new Cowboys Stadium (AT&T Stadium). Due to the confluence of Johnson Creek, the bents were severely skewed, and the east abutment was perpendicular to the alignment and required that the bents be transitioned in rotation to match over the last three spans.
Wagon Wheel Park – Coppell, Texas
Wagon Wheel Park has unique and iconic architectural features that include a replicated ranch house and barn for concessions, restrooms, along with rentable spaces for meetings and parties. Key areas of interest to the City of Coppell included: (1) safe and efficient traffic and pedestrian traffic within the park; (2) fields and amenities that function for both large tournaments or City league play; (3) a resourcefully placed maintenance facility to improve efficiency in park maintenance; (4) opportunities for facility rentals, including receptions and parties; (5) and sustainable practices, primarily conserving water usage.
UTA “The Lantern” Gateway – Arlington, Texas
The gateway is an entrance to the University that promotes a place for the community to congregate and to strengthen its branding. This gateway will help identify the University and symbolize its significance within the area and the UT System. The tower integrates the historical events of the University while reflecting upon the campus’s surrounding structures and incorporating a contemporary motif.
The River Legacy Bridge – Arlington, Texas
The focus of this project was to connect the trails in the developed section of River Legacy Parks on the south side of the Trinity River with the trail on the north side of the river. With this connection, the park now provides seven miles of trails along the river. Besides master planning the new 30-acre site, SRA was charged with designing the following: 280’ pedestrian bridge crossing; a new park entrance, roadway and 185 parking spaces; connecting trails; wetland improvements; wildlife observation blind; informational kiosk; interpretive and informational signage; custom stone and wood picnic tables and benches; decorative stone piers and steel structures for the bridges; and planting and irrigation.