According to Data USA.com, Williamson County is the 12th most populated county in Texas at just over 528,000 residents and still growing. To support its growth, the county needed to expand its existing resources to a new north campus. The county hired Vaughn to unify its facilities onto a 40-acre campus by constructing five buildings to house four different user groups.
The campus includes a 39,000 SF Emergency Medical Services training center with offices, wet labs, and meeting space. The wet lab space was constructed like a research lab, using epoxy walls and floors. These durable surfaces allow the users to train with medical simulation mannequins in distress. The trainers can operate the mannequins from another room and observe the trainees’ actions through two-way glass.
An 8,600 SF wireless communications building functions as the main hub for the county’s vehicle radio system maintenance division.
A new 5,200 SF vehicle inspection building with two drive-through bays large enough to dismantle and search suspect vehicles supports the investigations division of the Sheriff’s Department. The building includes special ventilation and blast requirements for the storage of hazardous materials. The campus also features multiple storage and fueling facilities for the county’s road and bridge department.