In conjunction with Bankson Engineers, HDG Architects designed an 11,000 SF addition to an existing water treatment plant for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority (SPWA). The municipal authority was interested in increasing their water treatment capacity by 50%, but thought that their building would need to be relocated to provide for the necessary expansion. Our solution instead provided for a multi-level addition that extended all floors and ultimately allowed the plant to treat an additional 7.5 million gallons of water each day. The scope of work included adding additional water treatment filters, extending the pipe gallery for distribution, and adding an ultraviolet treatment space to supplement the existing water treatment processes. Renovations to the existing building included a complete reroofing, as well as upgrades to the restrooms, finishes, and lighting. The aesthetically pleasing design complemented the existing building, and incorporated split face masonry, glazed block, and aluminum storefront.
August 18, 2017