Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, along with our design partner, PBK, recently completed the design/build renovation of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Peterson Building in College Station. This 84,000 SF renovation provided a modern and welcoming new home for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

"PBK was delighted to partner with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors to revitalize the Peterson Building.  Our effortless collaboration delivered a contemporary edge to the building’s façade and interiors - perfectly suited to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering - while simultaneously enhancing the character of the 1960s building located in the historic campus core.  We are thankful for each opportunity we have to collaborate with an extraordinary team member like Bartlett Cocke."

- PBK Architects

Before and After - Side of the Building

The four-story building was transformed into a space that allows students to collaborate, conduct laboratory research, and huddle in comfortable spaces while providing office and conference space for faculty and staff. Prior to the renovation, the interior of the building was dark with tight corridors and CMU constructed walls. The new interior creates a bright and energetic atmosphere by utilizing glazed partitions that allow light to pierce the interior spaces.

Before and After - Facade

The exterior renovations were developed to provide a perfect blend of new and old. To help lighten the interior, a narrow band of windows were removed and replaced with larder windows that maximize natural sunlight into the building. The existing cast stone and masonry were cleaned, patched, and in some areas coated to provide a clean exterior that will last another 50 years.

Efficient Workflows

Along with the interior and exterior renovations, all MEP systems were demolished and replaced, and ADA accessibility upgrades were implemented. These renovations will increase energy efficiency and bring the building up to current code standards.