GBA provided architecture and MEP design services for Lane Enterprises, Inc. a storm-water pipe manufacturing facility in Temple, Texas. The 64,000 sf tilt-wall building consists of office space, manufacturing, storage and an additional space that will be utilized when the company is ready to expand its manufacturing process. The main manufacturing area includes a 12.5-ton bridge crane, and the building is designed for an additional bridge crane to be added in the future.
An important aspect to the client was letting natural light into the manufacturing area. GBA took advantage of the building height and added clerestory windows to the manufacturing area and the manufacturing expansion area.
The site of this project includes over 10 acres of gravel storage yard for the storm-water pipe the facility produces. An existing rail spur provides the ability for raw materials to be delivered by train.
GBA was hired by the design-build contractor, MW Builders. GBA worked closely with MW Builders to create an economical building that met the clients’ needs.