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Wells Fargo selected RS&H to assist with the replacement of an existing facility that had suffered substantial storm damage. After performing due diligence on the site, RS&H proposed a site plan that enabled a new building to be constructed directly adjacent to the existing facility. The design allowed the existing facility to remain open during the construction process, preventing the relocation of employees and minimizing disruption to customers.
The design of the new building was based on a Wells Fargo prototype in order to maintain an environment consistent with the bank’s operational and branding standards. However, the prototypical building design was modified in order to accommodate the existing site conditions. Modifications to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems allowed the building to achieve the bank’s goal of a LEED certified facility.
RS&H worked with the Contractor to ensure that construction practices were consistent with the sustainable goals for the project. Construction materials and finishes were selected based on their contributions to indoor air quality, as well as their ability to be recycled. RS&H made efforts to reduce construction waste by recycling many items discarded during construction. RS&H and the Contractor also collaborated to produce the necessary documentation for the LEED certification process.
The completed facility is Wells Fargo’s first DeNovo LEED Volume Certified project on the Texas Gulf Coast, making it a significant addition to their existing portfolio.