SPWA New Clarifier Building

HDG is currently providing architectural services for design of a new, 10,000 SF pre-engineered metal building that is being built over the existing clarifier tanks at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority’s Rice’s Landing Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The building is being constructed in order to mitigate issues with algae growth in the summer and icing in the winter. The building was designed to compliment the existing water treatment plant aesthetics. The design utilizes the existing concrete clarifier tank walls as the foundation, and glazed windows will provide diffused light into the building, as a way of limiting direct sunlight while still providing natural daylighting throughout.

HDG provided architectural services to assist Bankson Engineers in developing the design of the building, coordinated the structural, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and mechanical engineers, created bidding documents, and provided assistance in obtaining a building permit.