|With a reputation for out-of-the-ordinary construction projects, Datum Engineers left its mark on the recently opened Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and hit the ground running on the $185 million Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park, which broke ground in November. Above, studio manager Jeff Koke and Ann-Marie Doughty look over plans for the museum. The project will feature a green roof, with construction scheduled to get into full swing by early summer. Completion is slated for 2013.|
A UT alum pic: the firm’s patriarch Thomas Taylor, Jeff, Ann-Marie, EVP Stephen Price and project engineer Brian Dahm. High profile projects include one at the University of North Texas, a VA hospital, the new Parkland Hospital, and the Irving Convention Center. Thomas says the secret to the firm’s success is the relationship developed with architects. He tells us helping them accomplish their goals with structures and making them look good is what we do.
|Studio manager Rodolfo D'Arlach, Brian again, Lee Christian and Jim Arnold show us the office is literally divided by collegiate allegiance. Brian can play both sides thanks to undergrad at A&M and, following his wife, grad work at UT. Rodolfo is working on the new buildings at the old Parkland Hospital site and the new $70M four-story business leadership building at UNT (which is going for LEED certification). That task holds many challenges in the design, including long cantilevers, V-shaped exterior columns, a green roof,solar panels, and recycled materials. But we imagine no challenge matches suppressing a water-cooler smile if UT comes up short against Alabama Thursday.|