HOUSTON — Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Mary Wright Admission Center in Fort Worth, Texas, was one of the most significant construction projects of 2010, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, the project’s contractor, Linbeck Group, LLC, was one of 20 firms to receive the association’s Aon Build America Award.

The Mary Wright Admission Center, which won for best new building project under $10 million, is a 13,000-square-foot facility that serves as an undergraduate recruiting center. The project was completed 23 days early, despite record-breaking heat and rain and mid-project changes to the design. The team, including Cannon Design and Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects, also delivered a LEED-certified Gold facility, although the client anticipated only LEED Silver.

“Led admirably by a team from Linbeck Group, we successfully navigated scheduling issues, design changes, Texas weather anomalies, and cost constraints to complete the project at budget and ahead of schedule,” said Leo W. Munson, Ph.D., associate provost at TCU.

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