Phil Hardberger Park
San Antonio, Texas
Encotech provided MEP Engineering and Sustainability design services for Phase III of the new park named after the former San Antonio Mayor, Phil Hardberger. The park is sited at the historic Voelcker homestead. The restoration of the native oak savanna has made San Antonio’s newest urban park a beloved destination for nature lovers. The recent addition of 200 acres more than doubles the size of the park bringing the total area to 311 acres.
The Urban Ecology Center project is comprised of four new buildings totaling 14,000 square feet and includes an artful, photo-voltaic canopy-covered colonnade that connects the buildings. The facilities include a Gathering Hall, a classroom, an office and reception area, and a kitchen and storage building.
Electrical utility services had not previously been established at this site, therefore access required coordination with the local utility provider. The four new buildings will also employ a rainwater collection system to promote sustainable water management practices.