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Architecture and Engineering

We provide a full array of architecture and engineering services to design and build our clients’ facilities. Whether you need an addition or modification to an existing facility or a new installation, our design/build capabilities encompass the entire spectrum of activities to successfully execute a project including charrettes, conceptual, and final designs. Our architects are LEED certified and can integrate significant energy savings for our clients. Our accomplished architects and engineers deliver design services using state-of-the-art data collection systems, computer hardware, and modeling and scheduling software.

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

For additional information, please contact:
Jay Brown, PhD, P.E., VP Engineering and Construction
Phone: (704) 358-8240

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!

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.


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.

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