Zapata Incorporated

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Architecture and Engineering

ZAPATA is a full service Architectural / Engineering (A/E) firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC that provides creative design and engineering solutions to clients in the public and private sectors.

ZAPATA provides a diverse array of services to clients around the world including design-bid-build, design-build, renovations, upfits, interior design, site studies and planning, ground-up turnkey development, construction management, owner-operator services, permitting, project management, and geographic information systems (GIS).

Whether you are looking for an owner’s representative, joint-venture partner, or full-service design firm, ZAPATA offers in-house Architects, Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, and MEP Engineers that excel at managing projects through all phases of design and construction.

Please Note: In the State of North Carolina, engineering services are performed by Zapata Engineering of North Carolina, Inc.

For additional information, please contact:download-icon
Marty Ray, VP Strategy & Planning
Phone: (704) 358-8240



ZAPATA designed the renovation and retrofit of the Old Bowley School to support the FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters relocation from Fort McPherson, GA to Fort Bragg. The renovated buildings will serve as the FORSCOM/USARC Annex during transition of the Command. The Old Bowley School is a historic, circa 1953, nine-building complex of 54,000 SF on a 14.5 acre plot. ZAPATA’s design included converting all the classroom spaces into private and cubicle workspaces; renovating three conference rooms (one capable for SIPR), three training rooms, several storage spaces, and a large auditorium; and upgrading all buildings to be ADA accessible. We coordinated design details with SHPO as the buildings are eligible for the National Historic Register. Value engineering studies resulted in savings of over $500K without loss of function. Design was LEED-Silver.


Towle Stadium Renovations

ZAPATA provided complete design services for the renovations of the Fort Bragg Towle Stadium. The design focused on the replacement of the recreational playing surface with an artificial infill surface. ZAPATA designed an 81,000 SF synthetic turf field to replace the existing poorly drained grass field, including drawings, specifications, and permits. The synthetic turf design included field lines painted for four distinct sports. A fitness equipment location and layout were planned and designed. Site work included associated parking, drainage improvements, walkways, erosion control measures, utilities, and landscaping. Existing retaining walls and concrete stormwater conveyance ditches were inspected and identified for repairs and replacement as applicable. We also designed an accompanying men’s/women’s latrine building with storage capacity and stadium seating. The latrines will be heated by electric unit heaters with thermostats. Electrical service was designed to include interior lighting, stadium lighting and a scoreboard/message board, and sound system.


Design for New 93rd AGOW/MSG HQ, Moody AFB, GA

ZAPATA designed the new 93rd AGOW/MSG Headquarters building at Moody AFB, Georgia, to complement an existing adjacent building which overlooks Heritage Park/Austin Ellipse. ZAPATA’s design incorporated architectural features and landscape elements to promote consistency with both the adjacent building and also the overall base. This facility consolidates Operations, Support, Wing Plans, Emergency Operations and Command Post facilities to direct the functions associated with the Combat Search and Rescue Mission on Moody AFB and with geographically separated units. The new headquarters building is a 2-story structure totaling 36,167 SF on a 5.2 acre lot and was constructed as a design-build project. ZAPATA also provided Commissioning and Construction Phase Services including on-site engineering services. The design earned LEED v3 Silver Certification!

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