“Every set of plans that comes out, I go through one page at a time, and make notes to send to the Owners and the Architects. Usually it’s a list of 20 to 30 different items. I must say that Euless and Amarillo are some of the cleanest plans I have ever reviewed. The only thing I could find was the outside graphics said painted rather than heat applied! That is amazing! Great job guys!”
JP Uzee, FF&E Manager, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar (Corporate)
“Their creativity shows in the design of the restaurant concepts they have worked with us on, while still considering our desired budget. From finish outs of existing spaces to ground up projects, WCA is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They also get us what we need in a timely manner.”
Brad Andrews, President, Brad Andrews Realty
“The showstopper is the reception desk that has such a presence and adds direction and flow to the front lobby. It is both functional with retail display and aesthetically pleasing. WCA incorporated every idea into our project and exceeded our expectations. We are so proud of the final product. They didn’t just make a building, they helped us create a dream.”
Cindy Heatwole, DVM, Co-Owner Hub City Veterinary Clinic
“I have had the pleasure of working with WCA Design Studio for several years on commercial real estate projects...everything from remodel of second-generation office and retail space to plans for new building construction. The WCA team listens and executes the assignment based on the specialized needs of the client's project.”
Scott Womack, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
“In all our projects together over the years, we have rarely worked with an architect who is willing to do so much for their clients, their engineers, and their contractors.“
Jeremy Hill, President, HASCO Commercial Construction
“We came to WCA with a basic floorplan and they created a distinct personality for the outer elevation. We have received hundreds of compliments on the modern and clean feel of the building both inside and out.”
Cindy Heatwole, DVM, Co-Owner Hub City Veterinary Clinic
“WCA has been great to work with. Their plans are very thorough. Best of all they are accessible, they work to help the contractor throughout the project and do a great job achieving the clients’ desired outcome. Anytime we get to work with WCA we know it will be a successful project for everyone.”
Jordan Madewell, President, Madewell Construction Inc.
For Keller Williams, WCA created a design concept for use in all new flagship KW office buildings. The design utilizes classical massing strategies, regional-inspired features, and a modern entry structure. These elements combine in forms that are distinctive in any market. KW's new office in Midland, TX, is the third construction of this flagship design.
The KW Office's 11,500 square feet provide space for a wide range of functions. Visitors enter the building via the double-height foyer. Conference rooms flank the entrance and provide space for client/agent meetings. Beyond the lobby are the agent mail station and training room. Agent and team offices organize themselves along two cross-axis corridors. Dotting the office spaces are communal work areas for agents to meet and work together.
Exterior cladding materials are metal siding and EIFS systems. These materials realize the design aims in a cost-effective manner.
Hub City Vet Clinic is a 4,000 square foot animal treatment center. The design requirements for the interior included four patient rooms, a pharmacy, a large treatment room, an X-ray room, a surgical suite, isolation room, overnight wards, and an intensive care unit. WCA welcomed the Client's energetic involvement in the design process. Their industry expertise proved essential during floor plan development, allowing functional efficiency. The rural-inspired, modern design aesthetic communicates Hub City Vet Clinic's brand image. It welcomes patients and their owners into a caring and healing environment.
Also part of the project was site platting and a special-use zoning case. Both of which were prerequisites for the granting of a building permit by the City of Lubbock.
"Much thought and care went into the design and layout of Hub City Veterinary Clinic. Our goal in the design was to provide our clients and their pets with the best experience possible. Our exam rooms are spacious for large pets and many family members. We designed a floorplan with an exclusive cat exam room and waiting area to cut stress on you and your cat's visit to our clinic. We came to WCA with a basic floorplan, and they created a distinct personality for the outer elevation. We have received hundreds of compliments on the modern and clean feel of the building both inside and out. The show stopper is the reception desk that has such a presence and adds direction and flow to the front lobby. It is both functional with retail display and aesthetically pleasing. WCA incorporated every idea into our project and exceeded our expectations. We are so proud of the final product. They didn’t just make a building; they helped us create a dream." - Cindy Heatwole, DVM - Co-Owner Hub City Vet Clinic
Texas Taco Company combines rough-sawn wood, corrugated aluminum, board and batten siding, and brick to create a lively, rustic interior. The layout of the restaurant is pleasantly efficient. The ordering to table process is easy for patrons and does not generate cross-traffic with restaurant staff. An inviting bar anchors the space, connecting the dining room to the new outdoor patio. When designing the patio, WCA paid particular attention to preserving existing landscape trees — constructing a new shade structure around the trees.
WCA believes, “the best idea wins.” After a couple of rounds of design, the Client discovered a concept they loved. Tall towers, black and white color scheme, and round stone veneer were the main components of this concept. The project team changed course to transform this idea into the finished building. Since its completion, this building has been a taste-maker in the south Lubbock landscape.
photographs by Walter Galaviz
Location: Lubbock, TX
Project Type: Commercial Center
Project Size: 8,207 SF
Chief Cornerstone is a commercial strip-center development located in SW Lubbock. The building presents a welcoming atmosphere for shoppers and patrons. An entry pavilion and awnings along the facade provided shade and rain protection. Neutral-hued stone, brick, and stucco create a building that feels light on its small site.
The Lubbock Christian University Baptismal Fountain is the first completed project of WCA Design Studio. The baptismal fountain was first envisioned as the spiritual center of the university by former-University President Tim Perrin and carried out by WCA in partnership with Director of Facilities Michael Selleck and Plant Engineer Wilbur Jones.
Sites of spiritual importance and Biblical scripture provided design inspiration for the fountain. The gentle curve of the central fountain wall reflects a footpath leading to the baptismal site of Jesus Christ. This path culminates in the baptismal pool where students and camp-goers can make known their salvation experience. The water flowing along the top of the fountain wall, and the pool below represent the Jordan River. As a fountain approaches the fountain, they must step down cascading levels, much the same as one would step down the banks to enter a river. The final and most crucial element of the fountain, the center stone, symbolizing Jesus, the Rock of Salvation.
Lubbock Christian University and WCA have shared a successful partnership since WCA first opened. This partnership has produced several successful renovation projects, including the LCU Library Addition, on-campus Starbucks Coffee Shop, entries for Mabee Hall, Johnson Hall, and Katie Rogers Hall, and many others. Across all projects, WCA has balanced the required program, the existing campus architecture, the vision of administrators, and Donor expectations to create facilities that enrich the lives of students and add to the beauty of LCU's campus.
The two main design goals for the Tierra Del Prado House were:
1. Create a modern home from easily-accessed materials which can withstand the punishing West Texas weather.
2. Use passive-solar principles to determine the house orientation and certain exterior features.
WCA accomplished the latter of these goals by fashioning a home protected from sunlight and heat gain on the southern face and open to indirect daylight on the northern side. By using modular brick and concrete plank siding, WCA achieved the former. Even in the South Plains, these materials have low maintenance requirements.
Depot District House
Location: Lubbock, TX
Project Type: Mixed Use
Project Size: 8,105 Square Feet
The Depot District House presented WCA with the unique opportunity to assist one of our mentors, Urs Peter "Upe" Flueckiger, a tenured professor at the Texas Tech College of Architecture. Professor Flueckiger worked with the Owner to establish the project vision and to complete the schematic design. The project vision was to rehabilitate a former garage and office building in Lubbock's Depot District to become an office and home for the Owner. WCA joined the project to perform the design development and construction document phases of the project. Our part of the project was to work through floor planning details and construction adjustments that projects of this nature present. The result is a vibrant work/live project that exemplifies the positive impacts urban revitalization can bring.
IMC Parade Home 2017
Location: Lubbock, TX
Project Type: Residential
Project Size: 3,200 SF
The IMC 2017 Parade Home is a four-bed, 3 1/2 bath house designed organized around a two-story central foyer. Perimeter courtyards create exterior spaces accessible from almost any room in the house. Together these elements allow natural light to saturate both levels of the home. Transitional and Texas Hill Country style elements give the interior a peaceful atmosphere.