Special Projects

We focus on long-term client relationships and want to be your contractor of choice for all of your construction needs. Our partnership approach to serving our clients, and our industry-wide reputation for overcoming obstacles and developing solutions around the demands and constraints of the project, oftentimes results in clients engaging us to complete unique projects outside of our core markets. You can call us whenever you have a complex construction challenge and we will figure out how to solve it. Over 90% of our business comes from repeat clients, a testament to our ability to be a long-term partner with you and fully service all of your building needs.

Event Pavilion

When Texas A&M University at Galveston reconstructed its campus marina on Pelican Island, valuable waterfront event space was lost. The university hired Vaughn to construct a new event pavilion on the south waterfront side of the Ocean and Coastal Studies Building and Sea Life Center that Vaughn built previously.

This new building, a single-story, enclosed metal-structure pavilion, is a true showcase of the university, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. The multipurpose room accommodates 150 people in banquet seating and nearly 275 people in theater seating. The most unique feature of the building is its indoor/outdoor capability. Much of the glass exterior windows are designed to fold, extending the indoor space outdoors to an open-air deck that can accommodate an additional 50 - 100 seats, depending on event setup. In addition, the project included an outdoor amphitheater that further extends the space of the pavilion, or also can be used as a separate venue for outdoor events.

Because of its waterfront location, components of the project were designed to the Miami-Dade County’s Certificate of Competency standards so the facility could withstand hurricane force winds and rains. Key exterior components of this project including the glass curtain wall system, all the windows, exterior light fixtures, and even the canopy for the outdoor amphitheater, are specifically engineered to withstand high winds.

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  • Award Winner
    Outstanding Construction Award, Associated General Contractors of America, Texas Building Branch