Innovation and Design

Building 133 Renovation


US Army Corp of Engineers


Fort Sam Houston, TX


Chip Henderson


Project Goal:

Located in the heart of San Antonio, Building 133 is located in the historic Fort Sam Houston with origins back to 1845. Originally constructed in 1905, Building 133 was as part of a major expansion to accommodate the Cavalry and Light Artillery. This building is now part of the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense and forms the Fort Sam Houston National Historic Landmark.


The remodeled facility will function primarily as a Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) office, housing two courtrooms and associated support areas on the upper level and a Tax Center and Claims Department on the basement level. The project includes complete interior and exterior renovation and the addition/replacement of an enclosed stair way. Major interior demolition and renovation is required as well as removal of hazardous materials where indicated.

The Federal government has made significant progress in improving environmental and energy performance through a series of Executive Orders such as (E.O.) 13514; Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance; signed on October 5, 2009. As a result, Federal agencies must enhance efforts towards sustainable buildings and communities, including our military bases.



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