El Paso ISD Breaks Ground on Coronado High School Improvements

August 12, 2019

El Paso Independent School District celebrated the groundbreaking of its new additions to Coronado High School on Aug. 2, officially beginning construction on the new project…

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Padded Rooms & Punching Baggs

PSCU 2019: Padded Rooms & Punching Bags – A Better Design to Optimize Mental Health

July 29, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2445″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Those figures increase for…

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Midland History: Sheri Mullins

July 26, 2019

Sheri Mullins has been referred to as the inventor of the PSC Project Assistants (PASS) Team responsible for the record of projects for all of PSC….

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Midland History: Eric West

July 03, 2019

Eric West, a trailblazing engineer in the Midland office, has attained that work/life balance that makes him an inspiration to others, said Jay Edwards, chief operating…

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Midland International Air and Space Port Receives New FAA Class 4 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles

June 21, 2019

Midland International Air & Space Port took delivery of 2 new FAA Class 4 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles the week of June 10, 2019….

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PSCU 2019: A Brief Introduction to Architectural Acoustics

June 21, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health Survey in 2014, hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition following…

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PSCU 2019: What You Know About TCEQ

June 19, 2019

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is based in Austin, Texas. TCEQ determines and enforces regulations for water, wastewater, air and land development projects. Jillian…

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Midland History: Les Burke

June 14, 2019

Les Burke, AIA, is a senior associate and studio leader in PSC’s K-12 Sector. He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Texas Tech University and…

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PSCU 2019: Thinking Outside the Site

June 12, 2019

Our educational and institutional clients focus mostly on the great buildings that PSC can design for them, but often the problems that emerge during design and…

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Time-Lapse Tuesday: New Liner Placement for Newman Pond Project Phase 2

June 11, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PSC designed the 45-acre evaporation pond at Newman Power Station, which included the removal of the previous 10-mil thickness PVC liner to replace it with 2,113,170 SF…

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Midland History: Gary Harris

June 07, 2019

Gary Harris championed many small-town projects beginning in 1982 when he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper as a project engineer. Maybe that was because he grew…

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Midland History: Larry Bell

May 24, 2019

For senior associate and engineer, Larry Bell, working for PSC in the Aviation Sector has always encouraged his fascination with airports and incorporated his experience in…

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PSC Designs 3 New Aquatic Facilities Celebrating El Paso Culture and History

May 15, 2019

PSC was selected by the City of El Paso to design new aquatic facilities for City Districts 2, 4 and 7 in El Paso. These water…

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Midland History: Dan Hart

May 03, 2019

As a principal at PSC and the director of the Higher Education Sector, as well as a member of PSC’s Board of Directors, Dan Hart, FAIA,…

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Midland History: Ken Buchanan

April 26, 2019

Ken Buchanan worked 43 years with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. Before joining PSC, he served as a senior technician in the City of Lubbock Traffic Engineering…

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College, High School Students Get Inside Look at Interior Design

April 17, 2019

Two groups of Lubbock high school students and college students from Texas Tech University received an inside look at Parkhill, Smith & Cooper’s Lubbock office on…

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PSCU 2019: Are You Really Going to Throw That Away?

April 05, 2019

Although Todd Stiggins, PE, traded his focus from agricultural engineering to solid waste engineering, he still has a passion to improve the world and environment around…

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PSCU 2019: What GIS Can Do for You

March 27, 2019

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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PSCU 2019: The Impostor – The Struggle of the Emerging Professional

March 19, 2019

Liz Morgan, IIDA, Chandler Cooke, AIA, and Aaron Rivera, AIA, presented “The Imposter – The Struggle of the Emerging Professional” at PSC University 2019. Imposter phenomenon…

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PSCU 2019: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Security of Your Church

March 13, 2019

What are the biggest threats to a church? The all-too-real possibility of unpredictable violence and unsafe environments has turned the thoughts of many church members and…

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Interactive Design at Alpine High School

March 06, 2019

Alpine High School Charette from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. A bond election was approved by Alpine ISD and the community of Alpine in November…

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Built on Community & Aviation History: Construction of the Midland Airport Terminal

February 21, 2019

Starting in May 1996, the original Midland Airport terminal was serving its last years until construction of a new Midland International Airport terminal was completed. Machinery…

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Jillian talking to Tech engineering students

How Do We Get More Women Involved in Engineering

February 21, 2019

Women bring a unique perspective and comprehensive skills to engineering. Today, we’re taking a moment to look at our amazing women engineers who build community through…

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Why We Need Women in Engineering

February 21, 2019

Engineering is a field thought to be primarily for male professionals who enjoy math and science. Encouraging women in the engineering community and young girls with…

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Breathing New Life Into ACU

February 06, 2019

Fifteen years before PSC and the Tittle Luther Partnership (TLP) merged under the PSC umbrella, TLP completed the Teague Special Events Center on Abilene Christian University’s…

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Clarence Cooper

January 25, 2019

Samuel Clarence Cooper started his engineering career in Crosbyton, Texas, in 1924 as a bookkeeper, abstractor and rodman. In 1929 he left Crosbyton to join the…

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Throwback Thursday: The Cartwrights & Central Church of Christ in Amarillo

January 24, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7640″][vc_single_image image=”7641″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]This Throwback Thursday shows Bill Cartwright standing in front of the girder of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo. His son, Mike…

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Time-Lapse Tuesday: New Electrical Pole & Transformer Set Installation at Newman Power Plant

January 22, 2019

Newman Pond – El Paso Electric Pole Install from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. El Paso Electric Distribution crews upgraded an existing service from 45KVA…

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Building Community with CANstruction

December 11, 2018

CANstruction 2018 from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. CANstruction was organized on December 8 at the Downtown El Paso Public Library to benefit the El…

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ATEMS High School Students Get Up Close Look at Engineering

November 30, 2018

High School students from ATEMS High School in Abilene, Texas, recently made the 160-mile drive to Lubbock to get a look at a day in the…

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A New Horizon for Horizon High School

November 20, 2018

Juan Martinez, superintendent of Clint Independent School District, said the renovation of Horizon High School was a dream come true. The school board approved additional funding…

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“Robbie” the TBM

November 13, 2018

The Robertson Umbenhauer Water Treatment Plant, also known as the Canal Water Treatment Plant, is located between the Rio Grande River and BNSF Railway yard. PSC…

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Time Lapse Tuesday: West Texas Region Disposal Facility

November 06, 2018

This week’s #TimeLapseTuesday shows 1.4-million cubic yards of excavation and 20-acres of liner system geosynthetic clay liner overlain by a 60-millimeter HDPE geomembrane. The geocomposite leachate…

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Time-Lapse Tuesday: Newman Pond Project Wet Wells

October 23, 2018

Newman Pond – Wet Well Walls & Piping from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. This Time-Lapse Tuesday shows the construction of the east and north…

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Time Lapse Tuesday – A Central Hub for Jal Middle and High School

October 16, 2018

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper recently completed several pieces of a bond package for Jal Public Schools in Jal, New Mexico. One of these parts included renovations to…

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Prefabricated Headwall

Prefab Healthcare Construction

September 26, 2018

Small town communities are the backbone of industry, innovation, and life as we know it. PSC prides itself on helping these communities by using the latest…

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Time-Lapse Tuesday: Bear Ridge Channel During Storm

September 25, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A high-intensity summer rainstorm on July 10, 2015, flooded the area west of the Franklin Mountains and caused structural damage to an existing channel in the Bear Ridge area….

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Time Lapse Tuesday: Concrete Placement for Wet Well Footings at Newman Pond Project

September 18, 2018

Time Lapse Tuesday: Concrete Placement for Wet Well Footings at Newman Pond Project from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper on Vimeo. Over 350 cubic yards of concrete…

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PSC Amarillo Office Featured in New Video

September 14, 2018

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper recently moved its Amarillo office into a new location downtown — the historic Levine’s Department Store Building. The newly renovated building is…

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Aviation Services: A Q&A with Mark Haberer

September 12, 2018

As a principal and director of Aviation Services for PSC, Mark Haberer, PE, leads PSC’s Aviation Sector to “build community” with airport clients through enhancement of…

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Pat Conover

September 07, 2018

Pat started his engineering career as a structural engineer before he joined Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. His education includes a master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil…

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Terry Bilderback

August 31, 2018

Terry Bilderback started his career at PSC in 1973. He worked on a part-time basis prior to his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering…

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Lubbock-Cooper Students Celebrate Sliding Day

August 30, 2018

Each year, Lubbock-Cooper students spin the wheel to find out what “house” they will be in and celebrate the initiation with a trip down the slide…

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Bill Bissell

August 24, 2018

Bill’s engineering career began at 19 years old. Bill surveyed in oil fields, staking oil locations for former President George Bush Sr. He honed his engineering…

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Daniel Knorr

August 17, 2018

Daniel B. Knorr started at PSC in 1971. He became the El Paso office manager in 1989 and served on the Board of Directors as Vice…

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