Looking Forward


Water Wednesday – Water in the Bank

April 06, 2021

Open a water savings account today! Recently, we talked about the water cycle and the amount of fresh water available on earth. That post highlighted the…

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Water Wednesday – Drought

April 06, 2021

Turn on the tap and let it flow! Many people don’t even think about where our water comes from. But when you turn that tap and…

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Water Wednesday – Available Fresh Water

March 31, 2021

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 71% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. Looking at a globe, it is easy to see that…

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PSCU 2019: What GIS Can Do for You

March 30, 2021

To understand the fascinating value of geographic information system (GIS) technology, think of your smartphone. Although GPS can tell you where you are, GIS is an…

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Water Wednesday – Putting Wastewater into Perspective

March 24, 2021

Keith Rutherford, PE, is a Principal and a Senior Project Manager for Parkhill’s Treatment Practice. As an expert in hydraulics, pipelines, and pumping systems, he publishes…

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Evidence-Based Design Collaboration with TTU College of Architecture

March 15, 2021 Evidence-based design is a deliberate attempt to base design and building decisions on the best available research evidence with the goal of improving outcomes and continuing... Read post

EPISD Coronado HS Academic Building: Construction Update Aug. 24-Nov. 14

February 09, 2021

EPISD Coronado HS Academic Building: Aug. 24-Nov. 14 from Parkhill on Vimeo. Construction on the new El Paso ISD Coronado HS improvements began in 2019. These…

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Topping Out the Design of the New Dyess Elementary School

January 04, 2021

Dyess Elementary Topping Out Ceremony from Parkhill on Vimeo. Because of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the students being in quarantine, Abilene ISD was…

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Structural Engineering of the “Bird Tail” at Buddy Holly Hall

December 22, 2020

Buddy Holly Hall has required the structural engineering expertise that complements the architectural expertise of the many design professionals involved in the project. Parkhill’s structural team…

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The Namesake of McBride Elementary School

November 11, 2020 From the Department of Defense Education Activity The new Morris McBride Elementary School was opened in July 2016. This facility is a state-of-the-art, 21st-century facility holding... Read post

Building Community Through Design Partnership at Texas Tech University

October 15, 2020

Texas Tech Alumni Kreg Robertson, AIA, and Liz Morgan, IIDA, are partnering with Doctor Erin Hamilton, assistant professor, and her design students from the Design Department…

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Becoming Parkhill: Discussing the Firm’s Rebrand with President Jay Edwards

September 14, 2020

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper has rebranded as Parkhill. With the Parkhill brand, we are renewing our commitment to serving our clients and our communities with the same…

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Time-Lapse Tuesday: Construction at EPISD Coronado HS New Fieldhouse

August 31, 2020

This #TimeLapseTuesday shows construction progress at El Paso ISD Coronado High School’s new fieldhouse. This video shows underground plumbing pipes, electrical conduits and footing reinforcement being…

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Green Infrastructure and Wellness

August 17, 2020

Take a break! Look out the window or take a quick walk outside or in a park. The scientific benefits of these small acts are tremendous…

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Principal Spotlight – Michael Ramirez, PE

July 30, 2020

Michael Ramirez, PE, CNU-A, is a Principal and the Director of Construction Services. He brings 20 years of engineering experience with an emphasis on large-diameter pipelines, pumping facilities, GIS applications,…

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Landfill Engineers are Techies, Too

July 22, 2020

Parkhill Principal Charles Fiedler, PE, LEED AP, a team leader in Parkhill’s Environmental Sector, is a trusted advisor in the world of solid waste organizations. During…

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TSPE Panhandle Chapter Awards West Texas A&M Students Endowed Scholarship

July 22, 2020 TSPE Panhandle Scholarship from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. PSC Engineers Jon Braudt & Kole Glover joined the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Panhandle Chapter... Read post

On-Site 3D World

July 16, 2020

Brandon Hartley, AIA, is a member of the Healthcare Sector and is a BIM Coordinator for PSC. He has been heavily involved with the development of…

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Parkhill Receives All on DEC Advocates of the Year Award for Volunteering with Lubbock State Supported Living Center

July 15, 2020

Parkhill Receives All on DEC Advocates of the Year Award for Volunteering with Lubbock State Supported Living Center from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. Parkhill…

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Thriving Through and Beyond COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Dan Hart, FAIA, PE, is a national AIA board member and is co-chair of the AIA’s COVID-19 Business Task Force. He is the past chair of the AIA’s Board Knowledge Committee and is currently…

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Thinking Beyond the Vehicle – NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide Principles

July 07, 2020

Eddie Hernandez, PE, is an Associate and a member of PSC’s Transportation Sector. He has an extensive background in urban and rural roadway design, interchange design,…

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Indoor Environmental Quality and COVID-19

June 16, 2020

“Architects and engineers play a critical role in fighting not only this pandemic but future pandemics as well,” said Jared Higgins, PE, principal and mechanical engineer…

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Top 3 Life Safety Tips

June 15, 2020

Life safety upgrades in building codes can help save lives, property and the possibility of prolonged, expensive litigation. Without life safety codes and upgrades, people could…

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#StaySafe on Site

June 03, 2020

While numerous workplaces asked their employees to work from home, it was necessary for construction personnel to continue their work on site. How to continue fieldwork…

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PSC’s COVID-19 Task Force Discusses Returning to Offices

May 29, 2020

In March, PSC’s leadership implemented a COVID-19 Task Force to monitor the changing situation and determine the necessary policies and procedures to maintain operations during the…

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Church Technology in Unique Times

May 22, 2020

Christians fled Rome in 64 A.D. to avoid possible death for their faith in Jesus. They consequently shared their eye-witness accounts with the rest of the…

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Building Community Face to Interface

May 13, 2020

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, like many other companies, has made the transition for all employees to continue their work at home. Working from home rather than…

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A Day at West Texas Region Disposal Facility

May 12, 2020

This #TimeLapseTuesday represents a normal operating day at the West Texas Region Disposal Facility Trucks travel from the weigh station to the cell site & back…

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Introducing Parkhill’s Innovation LAB

May 11, 2020

Every day, someone at Parkhill has an idea that could improve how we serve the needs of our clients. In the best circumstances, these ideas are…

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5 Ways You’re Missing Out if You Don’t Do Asset Management

May 08, 2020

PSC Principal Monte Hunter, AIA, has helped many clients understand total cost of ownership (TCO), or asset management, more clearly for at least a dozen years….

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Maintaining Values During Work from Home

May 07, 2020

PSC recently asked its employees, “Given our work from home situation, which of PSC’s Collective and Individual Values can you apply to your work?” Their answers were…

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EPISD Coronado HS Academic Building: Construction Update Feb. 13-April 21

May 05, 2020

This #TimeLapseTuesday shows continuing construction at the site of the new academic building at EPISD’s Coronado High School from February 13 to April 21. To start,…

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Ector County Analytics – Poverty and Potential Improvements to Serve Economically Disadvantaged Populations

April 30, 2020 Julio Carrillo is a Senior Planner & Manager with Parkhill's Landscape Architecture & Planning Sector. With over 15 years of experience, he has managed and directed... Read post

Xeriscaping: Creating a Sustainable Landscape Architecture Design

April 27, 2020

Xeriscaping is commonly associated with desert regions, cactus and rocks. However, this type of landscape architecture concept is not limited to those elements. Xeriscaping simply involves…

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Supporting a Growing Need for Hospital Investment in Texas

April 22, 2020

Julio Carrillo is a Senior Planner & Manager with PSC’s Landscape Architecture & Planning Sector. With over 15 years of experience, he has managed and directed…

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PSC’s Growth in DFW

April 08, 2020

Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.’s offices in Arlington and Frisco bring PSC’s West Texas values, quality services, and trusted expertise to the flourishing DFW market. PSC…

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Your Building as a Teaching Tool

March 24, 2020

No longer is the goal of education to dispense facts for students to chew on quietly. Our philosophy has evolved into one of inquisition over consumption,…

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Career Choices STEM-ming from Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy

March 05, 2020

The Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy is one of many schools in the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN). The nonprofit organization partners with public school districts…

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EPISD Coronado HS Academic Building: Construction Update Oct. 29-Feb. 13

March 03, 2020

This #TimeLapseTuesday shows 3 1/2 months of continuing construction at the site of the academic building at El Paso ISD’s Coronado High School. The foreground depicts…

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Gateway Southlake Rendering

Deepening Relationships: The Gateway Church – Southlake Story

February 26, 2020

Thirty thousand people – more than enough to fill a basketball arena – gather each week at Gateway Church’s many locations. From Gateway’s inaugural service in…

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Licensed PE Day: Q&A with Curtis Wilson

February 18, 2020

Curtis Wilson, PE, RPLS, is a civil engineer and registered professional land surveyor on the Water Resources Team. Wilson brings 35 years of experience in professional…

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Trends in K-12 Architecture: Taking Learning to the 21st-Century Level

February 04, 2020

PSC holds a unique position in regard to 21st Century educational design. To date, PSC has been a leader in implementing design concepts for a “future-ready”…

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Time-Warp Tuesday: Progress of Buddy Holly Hall

January 17, 2020

Time-Warp Tuesday: Buddy Holly Hall from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences continues to make progress with…

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Tiny Homes with a Big Impact

December 26, 2019

Finding Home in Boomtown: Documenting the Story of The Field’s Edge from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. “Finding Home in Boomtown Premiere Tonight 7 pm”…

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Healthcare roundtable in Abilene

Healthcare and Evidence-Based Design

December 13, 2019

Members of Parkhill’s healthcare team sat down with Dr. Nicole Bullock and Vishia Wilson, RN, of Abilene Regional Medical Center for a roundtable discussion on healthcare…

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