Texas-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has won the award to build Southwest Airlines´ new office and training facility on the company´s corporate campus in Dallas, Texas, the company said.
The new building, called “Wings”, consists of a 414,000 square-foot office building and an attached 367,000-square-foot flight training center which will house 18 flight simulator bays, associated offices, and ancillary areas.
The training portion of the structure will be constructed out of a special hardened building that can withstand 210 mile winds as it must remain operational every day of the year in all weather conditions. Also included in the project is a 1,900 car parking garage and surface parking that together will provide for a total of 2,500 cars, as well as additional site work and construction of pedestrian bridges.
Southwest´s corporate campus is adjacent to Love Field Airport. The project architect is BOKA Powell and the landscape architect/civil engineer is Pacheco Koch. Reed Wells Benson is the mechanical and electrical engineer and L.A. Fuess Partners and Ponce-Fuess are providing structural engineer services on the project. The project will commence in June and is expected to be completed early 2018.
Building Southwest Airline´s new facility extends McCarthy´s deep experience in the aviation sector. McCarthy has completed 40 airport projects from large–scale airport expansion and renovations, custom border patrol, federal inspection, flight and gate information and display systems, security screening checkpoints and baggage handling systems to airport parking facilities.
McCarthy Building has been a community builder across America for more than 150 years and in Texas for nearly 40 years, creating and developing positive working relationships with clients in a diverse range of markets. The company is 100 percent employee owned.