Composed of the North and South Gin buildings, and 24 silos, The Hutto Cotton and Grain Co-Op operated from 1937 to 2003. To pay homage to its agricultural roots, the City of Hutto desired a public gathering space that integrated the old with the new.
City of Hutto
Antenora Architects, LLP
American Constructors transformed the City of Hutto’s iconic, 65-year-old South Gin Building into a 6,500-square-foot open-air public gathering space that serves as the centerpiece for the city’s future Co-op Mixed-use District.
Although the two original steel structures were in poor condition, we were able to selectively deconstruct and adaptively reuse the best parts of each building to create a single solid structure. The South Gin Building’s original structure was preserved and reinforced with custom-fit steel. Unique aspects of both buildings were also preserved, such as an old cotton bale press, trusses holding up the ceilings and steel columns and windows, allowing the new building to maintain the character of the original structures.
Close coordination between the design and construction team and tenacious schedule management was an essential part of integrating the new with the old and delivering The City of Hutto’s vision.
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“American Constructors’ staff was instrumental in educating and informing City staff on construction options to establish confidence when decisions had to be made. The final product delivered to the City by American Constructors met all expectations and has given the citizens of Hutto a true landmark. ”Randy Barker,General Services Director
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