JQ announced Nov. 26 it is providing structural engineering design services for the new headquarters for the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) located in the Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns area, according to JQ’s principal Carlo Taddei, PE.

The APHA is the world’s second largest international equine breed association, dedicated to promoting, preserving and providing meaningful experiences with paint horses.

“We have worked diligently to bring new life and purpose to many of these historic buildings in the Stockyards,” said Taddei. “The adaptive reuse of these structures helps to sustain the cultural and architectural legacy of the city’s past and creates new value and vitality for the community’s future. We are thrilled to continue to be a part of this redevelopment.” JQ has provided structural design services for the assessment and rehabilitation on nine historic structures related to the redevelopment of the Fort Worth Stockyards.

The APHA project is located in Barn G at 122 E. Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth. The 11,252 square-foot ground floor space will include offices, a theatre, a retail gallery and a museum-like environment that showcases the barn’s existing clerestories, exposed ceilings, original clay tiles and exposed brick walls. The total renovation is 12,372 square-feet which includes the second floor (mezzanine space).

VLK Architects is providing interior design services on the project and Majestic Realty Company is the owner/developer. Occupancy is scheduled for October 2019.

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