Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fernando Andrade honored by the National Football League

The Dallas Cowboys and The National Football League celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Sunday, October 1st with the 7th Annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award during the halftime show at AT&T Stadium. The award recognizes the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

Fernando was recognized on the field and received a $2000 check from Nationwide, to be presented to The North Texas Food Bank.

"We are excited to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide to celebrate the contributions of 32 individuals who are making an impact in their communities," said Jaime Weston, NFL Senior Vice President of Marketing. "Each recipient is a role model and local hero. We appreciate the time and dedication each leader has devoted to making a difference."

The theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month recognition is "Feel the Orgullo." In Spanish, the word "orgullo" means pride. Latino players, fans, and coaches have a strong sense of pride not only in their culture but in their team and the NFL. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and its 32 teams will amplify the rich history, heritage and tradition of Latinos, and honor the positive impact they have had on the game and country.

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, fans can visit www.NFL.com/HispanicHeritage for a look at the personal stories of Hispanic players, past and present, who have left a lasting legacy on the NFL. NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

To view a brief video of the halftime presentation, click on the arrow below:

Fernando Andrade honored by Telemundo39

Fernando Andrade, President and CEO of GSR Andrade Architects was honored at the Annual Hispanic Business Salute Awards and Luncheon on Thursday, September 7th. 

The Hispanic Business Salute (HBS) is an annual awards ceremony sponsored by Telemundo39. Each year they honor three Hispanic leaders from the North Texas area who positively impact his or her local Hispanic community through community outreach, business and advocacy. Each selected individual must exhibit outstanding leadership characteristics and success in elevating and empowering his or her local Hispanic population – with a concentration on improving the Hispanic community with which they live, work or support. The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, NBC 5, and the Dallas Cowboys have been the partners involved with Telemundo39 since the award's inception in 2011.

Prior to the Awards Luncheon, Telemundo39 sent a film crew to our offices to interview Fernando and produce a brief "commercial". Needless to say, it was fun for everyone involved!

You can view the completed video by clicking the arrow below:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

GSRA participates in Canstruction 2017

GSR Andrade once again competed in the annual Canstruction® event. This was Dallas' 21st year to host Canstruction®, and GSRA's 8th year to participate.

To go along with this year's theme: "Be the change you want to see in the world", GSRA built a globe with various colors of hands reaching around it. The structure was entitled: World Unity.

The sculptures were on display at NorthPark Center from September 9th through September 24th.

Congratulations to our 2017 Canstruction® team! You make us proud!

What is Canstruction®?

Canstruction® was created by the Society for Design Administration (SDA) working in tandem with the American Institute of Architects.

Competitions are held annually in over 150 cities around the world.  The event combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry.  Competing teams led by architects and engineers partner with design and construction firms to showcase their talents by designing giant Cansculptures made out of canned foods.

At the close of each Dallas exhibition, all the food is donated to North Texas Food Bank and used in the fight against hunger.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Topping Out 2017

GSR Andrade has submitted several projects for the 2017 Topping Out Awards to be held on Thursday, October 26th at The Statler Hilton Hotel.

Topping Out is a DFW Metroplex annual networking event and awards program in the Architecture / Engineering / Construction (A/E/C) and allied fields that recognizes the:
  • TOP TEN Projects and TOP AWARDas selected by a prestigious group of jury members. Anyone involved in bringing the project to reality is eligible to submit entries including owner, developer, architect, engineer, contractor, sub-contractor, consultant, etc. regardless of project size, budget, style or building type.
  • A/E/C Favorite Award - as selected by peers at the event.  The A/E/C Favorite award is presented to the entered project receiving the most votes of those in attendance at the annual Topping Out Networking Event and Awards Program.
Congratulations in advance to each of the GSRA project teams represented below.  We feel that all of these projects are already winners! 

We look forward to posting celebratory news at the end of October!

Please click on this link to view all of this year's submissions:

111 Boland Office Building - Fort Worth

Central Park Medical Plaza - Arlington

Emergis ER - Dallas

Pinnacle ER - Hurst

Thursday, June 1, 2017

North Texas Food Bank Ceremonial Ground-Breaking

GSR Andrade is proud (and happy) to be a part of the North Texas Food Bank's "Stop Hunger Build Hope" capital campaign - providing the design for the new Northern Distribution and Volunteer Center in Plano.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dallas County Records Complex: History Preserved

GSR Andrade is proud to be a part of the Program Management Team leading the renovation and restoration process of the Dallas County Records Complex. 

Please click the link below for a video tour highlighting a bit of the building's history and the efforts that are underway to preserve it.


Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway Wins Illumination Award

GSR Andrade Architects is pleased to announce that one of our newest hospitals, Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway, Arkansas, has won an Illumination Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.


The main hospital opened its doors to the community of Conway on September 16, 2016 and the Women and Children Expansion opened February 2, 2017.
Baptist Health Medical Center houses 88 med-surge beds, 8 ICU beds, 9 LDR Beds, 15 Postpartum Beds, 8 ORs, 2 Cath Labs, 2 GI-Pain Procedure rooms, 1 Cystoscopy Procedure Room, a full service lab, full service in-patient pharmacy, 12 station pneumatic tube system, full service dietary department including room in service as well as a ground floor restaurant-like dining room, coffee bar, gift shop, admissions suite, billing suite and administration. In addition, main hospital features a full service Imaging Department including an 3T MRI, 64 slice CT, 2 Ultrasounds, 1 R&F machine, 1 Mammography Room, 1 Nuclear Medicine Room, a Stress-Echo Room, and houses multiple C-arms and mobile X-rays throughout the hospital. The Imaging Department also has a pad available for a mobile PET/CT that will be on site several days a week. The BHMC Conway Hospital also features a trauma level III Emergency Department including 2 multi-functional triage rooms, 14 Exam rooms including 1 Airborne Infection Isolation Room and 2 Secured Exam Rooms, 2 Trauma Rooms, Stat Lab, Satellite Pharmacy, direct adjacency to the Imaging Department, and a FAA approved helipad.