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Bob Casey Federal Courthouse

Houston, Texas

PDG Architects was contracted by the General Services Administration (GSA) to produce a schematic design and construction documentation for the renovation of a freestanding, 11,875-square foot facility occupied by the US Marshall Service. In addition to the highly confidential nature of this project, PDG was asked to meet a very aggressive schedule and worked under heavy security measures.


The renovated space included a sally port, an enclosed vehicle storage & maintenance facility, interrogation rooms, holding cells, a control room, a vault, a communications room, and a private living quarters for the on-duty officer. PDG was asked to implement specialized elements including wire mesh reinforcement in walls, combination lav/toilet units for holding cells, secure overhead and entry doors, security windows, generator & fuel storage, mast antenna, motion & heat detectors, a keypad entry system, and removable bollards.

PDG provided architectural design support to the U.S.  Marshall’s Service as a part of a five-year nationwide GSA ID/IQ contract. The scope of services for each task included providing pre-design, design, bidding support, and construction administration services throughout construction.

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