Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Rehabilitation Project, Austin, Texas

Profile: The primary reason for the renovation of The State Archives and Library was to provide the proper environment for the archival materials and precious historic documents. The knowledge and technology we have today was unknown when the facility was completed in 1961. The renovations addressed upgrades to the HVAC and electrical systems, interior finishes, accessibility, the roof and elevators, and the technology systems. One goal of the renovation was to make the library more welcoming and navigable for the public. Key historic features were maintained, while keeping the building occupied and operational throughout construction. The archival capacity was increased by 30 percent.


Services: DataCom Design Group provided the design for the technology and communication systems upgrades including all voice, data, and wireless systems. The scope of the project included upgrades for the Talking Books program, recording rooms, videoconferencing, presentation devices for the auditorium, acoustical issues, and the Library's Data Center.


Type: Renovation    Size: 111,000 SF    Cost: $15.5 Million