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Client: Travis County
Lord Aeck Sargent
Renovating the former circa-1930s federal courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to house the new Travis County Probate Courts required meticulous attention to detail. The project involved restoring the wood panels, doors, and benches, the marble-clad walls, light fixtures, metal finishes, and bathroom fixtures and repairing the limestone building façade. The building now has 160 new windows, a new roof, and new MEP systems. New courtrooms, jury assembly areas, judges’ chambers, and administrative offices welcome the new occupants.
We had to replace over 160 old, leaking windows while preserving the historic indoor finishes. Our testing confirmed all the window frames contained asbestos and the steel supports contained lead. We hired a specialist to abate the hazardous materials. Afterwards, we primed and applied three coats of high-performance paint to the windows. Each window took three days to paint and install. We completed the window replacement across the building with no impact to interior finishes.
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