Archive for April 2021

Natural Ventilation System for Animal Care Facilities

Interior of Animal Care Facility

When designing an HVAC system for an animal care facility, we consider a number of criteria including user comfort, code requirements, cost, and correct equipment. Kennels, play areas, and procedure rooms all need to be served with natural ventilation, so how do we approach the design? The Haslet Pet Resort is a 7,600 SF facility…

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What is a Mixed-Use Building?

Mixed-use building in Near Southside

Mixed-use design, or mixed-use architecture, has been around since the 1900‘s.  At that time, the design was unique in that it featured two stories:  the first floor was used for retail, offices or some other kind of business, while the second floor was a residence for rent or a hotel.  From the 1900‘s through the…

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