The Sophie at Bayou Bend is a seven-story, 39-unit luxury condominium development. Designed by Mirador Group Architects, it is located on Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas. PEA Group completed the civil engineering for the development.
PEA Group provided civil engineering services addressing site grading, paving, drainage, underground stormwater detention, planning for flood protection, water and sewer utilities, and street improvements for a turning lane in Memorial Drive, as well as traffic control plans for work on Memorial Drive. Services included design development, construction documents, bid and award phase services, construction phase services, a one-year warranty walkthrough, and a site-specific maintenance manual. The 1.7-acre project site was an unfinished townhome project that was idle since the recession of 2008-2009. PEA Group found that there was an underground detention system in place already on the site and salvaged some of the underground detention system in the final solution. Neighbors surrounding the site had concerns about the development, such as drainage and flood protection. To address these concerns, an open meeting was hosted where PEA Group assisted the Client with answering the neighbor’s questions.