Quinta Mazatlan Center for Urban Ecology
In conjunction with the City of McAllen and UTRGV, Megamorphosis is currently teamed with a world class group of architects in the planning and design of the Quinta Mazatlan World birding center which will become a premiere destination for birders from around the world. The Architect’s goal is to make this the most bird friendly project possible. In addition to housing a world class birding destination, the facility will also serve as the regions premiere Center for Urban Ecology. This joint effort includes stakeholders from various entities – including community members, the City of McAllen, Quinta Mazatlán, and UTRGV. Not only will the building create habitat for birds and animals with its unique exoskeleton, the entire 15-acre site is also being designed in order to enhance the natural habitat, rather than take away from it. The project is aiming to achieve a LEED platinum rating as well as SITES certification, making it the only such facility in the entire state of TX.
15,431 GSF, new construction
Project Architect: Chris Sias, RA
Design Architect: Overland Partners
Civil Engineer: Perez Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Intelligent Engineering Services
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer: CNG Engineering, PLLC
Technical Systems: Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc
Lighting: Studio Lumina, LLC
Water Feature: Waterline Studios
Irrigation: Sweeney & Associates, Inc
Images by Overland Partners