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CORGAN: SOARING HIGH

CORGAN: SOARING HIGH
Corgan Associates had a hand in the design of many major local projects: DFW Airport’s $750M International Terminal D in ’05, last year’s award-winning HQ for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and the current construction of Parkland Hospital’s new campus. Time for laurel resting? Nah. The company recently reorganized its leadership structure, new prez/CEO Bob Morris tells us.
 
On the roof of Corgan's office: Brian George, Bob Morris, board chair David Lind, Matt Mooney and COO Jon Holzheimer

Corgan has added three team members to the management committee. On the roof of its Dallas office, we snapped Brian George, Bob, board chair David LindMatt Mooney and COO Jon Holzheimer. Not pictured is Steve Hulsey (and, technically, a lot of other people), who serves on the committee with Brian and Matt. “Each of us has been in the business for years and led a design team. The entire group talks about the direction we need to go,” Bob tells us. They're in the beginning stages of a five-year  strategic plan.

 
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$700M Sacramento International Airport project rendering

Corgan is now the lead architect on the $700M Sacramento International Airport project, which includes a new 670k SF Central Terminal B and Airside Concourse (topped out Jan. 21), tripling the size of the terminal. Called “The Big Build,” the project is the largest public construction capital improvement project ever undertaken by Sacramento County. Corgan is also “re-lifing” the terminals at DFW and Miami International. (At press time, we're still convinced this is the verb for putting your  tray table in the upright position.) Aviation makes up a large portion of Corgan’s designs, which include data centers, corporate, education, and healthcare facilities.

Love Field Modernization Program rendering

As architect of record for the Love Field Modernization Program(LFMP), Corgan designed a new centralized concourse with 20 gates, remodeled lobby, expanded baggage claim, and new ticketing wing. The project begins in 2Q10; the 20 new gates will be completed by October 2014. Bob says growth in the airport market will focus, in the US, on revamping existing facilities. Austin-based Hensel Phelps is the lead contractor on the LFMP. “In this global economy, the need for new and expanded airport facilities is increasing worldwide,” he says. Corgan is working now on several new terminal renovation projects and a new arrivals building in Abu Dhabi.

Corgan's Bob Morris

Corgan is one of the leading architecture firms nationally for large data centers of 100-500k SF, Bob says. The increasingly evolving technology demands are driving need, he says, noting that the firm is currently working with a Chinese bank on a major international data center. Bob’s life is also about transition: “We have two adult children, so we need a place to bring the families together,” often at a Cypress Springs lake house. He enjoys spending time on the water with his bride of almost 30 years.