The Capital Holding Management Center, at the time of its creation, was the largest, the most complex and technologically advanced of any work that we had completed in our first 10 years of MG Taylor projects. It was the closest to THERE we were capable of at the time within an under $100 a square foot budget (turn key, equipped and furnished) and a four month design-build window.
The drawings shown here are the second iteration of the design. They are detailed preliminary drawings that I completed. I used these to provide proof of concept of the project for the owner/user and to recruit my design-build team. The pictures are the result of that teams work lead by Donnie Weber, architect, of Weber and Weber - a design-build firm. Langdon Morris and Bill Blackburn headed the AI team and Tom Weber directed the construction.
There are differences, of course, between the the drawings and the final built work. The final work meets the intent of the design. We had a little more than $900,000 to build and equip the 11,000 square foot space. The owner/user (Capital Holding) approved the design and then gave us license to make any modifications and design adjustments necessary as we built. The budget was the non-variable. The goal was to get as much of the design as possible within that budget and the four months of time we had to deliver the work from access to the site to first use.
This project is the first in which we were able to introduce the Armature design strategy both as an architectural and technical systems principle.