About this Project
Sherwood Design Engineers worked together with Lord Aeck Sargent, Asakura, Robinson Company LLC, TG&W Engineers, and JQ Structural on this interesting and archaeologically sensitive historical site in San Felipe, Texas. Sherwood was responsible for grading and drainage design for this 10,000 square foot museum on 5.7-acres of historical state-owned land. The site was the location of the original San Felipe de Austin settlement from 1836 and contained many archaeological and sensitive areas that were left undisturbed. The Texas Historical Commission and the design team were receptive to the opportunity to utilize bioswales as the main drainage element to convey and detain runoff from parking lot and surrounding area, enhancing the natural and ecological aesthetics of the site and project as a whole.