Vaughn Construction and Texas Christian University (TCU) celebrated the topping out milestone of a new 86,000 SF administration
building on September 12. More than 400 people attended the celebration of the project milestone, including 200+ construction workers, and another 200+ TCU employees, many of whom will be occupants of the new building when it completes about a year
from now. When it came time for the acknowledgements and accolades, the loudest applause occurred when TCU’s project manager, Brooke Ruesch, thanked the trade contractors for their commitment to a safe and clean job site. She said, “Vaughn has been an incredible team member and we are incredibly proud to have them as part of this project. Keeping a clean and safe environment
has been so important to us here. I want to thank our subcontractor community. Thank you so much for the hard work you put forth. When I walk onto a project job site, I like to feel that culture, and feel the importance of that. I receive comments
all the time about how clean this project is. Please keep up the high level of safety and quality that you have had already throughout the project.” The new administration building will serve to consolidate numerous administrative departments
into one centralized location on campus. The building skin will reflect the campus material palette of blended blond brick, cast stone details and embellishments crowned with a red tile roof. It features two-story curved bay windows at the east and
west ends of the building to optimize the natural light and exterior views. Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford served as the architect for the project.