Mickey Leland Federal Building Renovations

OWNER

United States General Services Administration

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Construction Cost
$90 million

Completion Date
2014

Project Size
375,000 SF
22 stories

Sustainability
LEED Platinum Certified

Mickey Leland Federal Building Renovations

Houston
Texas

Built in the early 1980s, the George Thomas “Mickey” Leland Federal Building is a 22-story office tower in downtown Houston. The GSA purchased the building and in 2009 sought proposals to update and re-skin the structure. Since the original construction, new wind load provisions had been added to the code. Additionally, the new skin design included a larger “wind sail” area which required that the existing lateral load system be checked for compliance with current requirements.

Walter P Moore provided physical security engineering and blast protection for this project in accordance with ISC Security criteria. Design features include a new blast resistant envelope, hardening of dock and receiving areas, and perimeter protection for standoff enforcement. The perimeter barrier system consists of a combination of operable and fixed barriers, including anti-ram bollards, walls and planters designed to provide protection from vehicle ramming.