George W. Bush Presidential Library

George W. Bush Presidential Center

(DALLAS, TEXAS) – Brandt provided design-assist electrical services for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center. The building is brick and limestone and is set within a low-maintenance, Texas-style landscape. It houses three components of the George W. Bush Presidential Center: an archive, a museum, and a policy institute. The building and landscape were designed to achieve LEED platinum certification. The library includes space for permanent and temporary exhibits and a small auditorium. There are also classrooms and offices for fellows at the Bush Institute. Both the former president and his wife have office space upstairs, along with a dining and living area for entertaining museum guests.

Brandt’s scope of work included:

  • Raceway systems
  • Cable tray system
  • Cellular metal floor raceway
  • Electrical wiring and devices
  • Wiring systems
  • Surge protective devices
  • Electrical distribution equipment
  • Automatic power factor controllers
  • Electric service entrance switchgear
  • Generator control and paralleling switchgear,
  • Electric service entrance
  • Water features electrical systems
  • Architectural lighting fixtures
  • Dimming systems
  • Broadcast lighting
  • Fire alarm system
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Fire alarm/security system interface
  • Electrical control systems

Service excellence to government institutions has been a mainstay of Brandt’s long-standing business success. Completed in November 2012, Brandt’s involvement in the George W. Bush Presidential Center project is a testament to our unique mix of skill sets and methodologies to create long-lasting and functional facilities. To learn more about our involvement in government institutions, visit our website.


Owner: George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Contractor: Manhattan Construction


Completion Date: 11/2012
Brandt Role: Design-Assist Electrical Services