Two AP Projects Win TEXO Distinguished Building Awards

Dallas – TEXO, the largest construction industry trade association in Texas, recently named two AP Gulf States projects as part of its 2023 Distinguished Building Awards. The Recreational Fitness Center was named as a 2023 Distinguished Building Award Winner while Rockwall County Jail was a 2023 Merit Winner.

“It is an honor that two AP projects are receiving recognition from the TEXO Distinguished Building series,” said Will Pender, AP Gulf States President. “Both of these projects showcase how our teams work closely to create high-quality facilities. These buildings are important parts of their respective communities.”

The Recreational Fitness Center in Dallas includes a new three-story, 56,352-square-foot fitness center that provides guests with various amenities ranging from whirlpools to a sauna, workout and weight rooms as well as indoor and outdoor patio/bars. This addition also includes a 200-foot-long pedestrian bridge connecting the new fitness center to the tennis facility AP previously completed.

The Merit Award-winning Rockwall County Jail received an 82,943-square-foot expansion, adding 204 beds to the existing 240-bed facility. This design/build project also includes a civil infrastructure, intake, visitation, kitchen, laundry, and medical and mental health facilities. AP’s partnership with Broaddus & Associates, Rockwall County and DLR Group helped produced a new facility with state-of-the-art features to increase overall wellbeing, efficiency and safety for the County.

TEXO will present the Distinguished Building Award at a recognition dinner in August of this year.

AP Gulf States has been a member of TEXO since it was founded in 2009. The association seeks to build the best construction community for North and East Texas. Today, TEXO is one of the country’s largest chapters affiliated with both the National Association of Builders and Contractors and AGC.

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