11000 Equity Drive
Construction of a new three-story, 65,000 SF LEED-CS Gold building, as well as the interior fit-outs for four tenants. The $11.5 million project used state-of-the-art technology and leading-edge construction practices that enabled the work to be completed within budget while following an extremely aggressive schedule. The building, planning and technological innovations used during the construction are examples of innovative methods that will become industry standards.
Russell J. Wooten - Kirksey
Though our office has embraced BIM for many years, this was the first fully integrated project that started with the concept of BIM from rendering and documentation automation to 3D coordination, 4D cost estimating and 5D construction scheduling.
- AIA National Inspirational BIM Pilot Project in the Technology in Architectural Practice
- Texas Construction Best of Texas – Best Private Project of the Year
- Houston Business Journal Landmark Award – Best Green Project
- AGC Houston APEX Award – Best of the Best
- AIA Architectural Honor Award
- USGBC Houston Chapter – Best Environmental Team
- Moisture sensors in ground trigger sprinkler system, reducing water waste from typical automated sprinkler system
- Efficient interior lighting with numerous windows allowing ample natural light to enter
- Aluminum sunshades around the outside of the building to reduce heating
- An increased Solar Reflectance Index on the roofing system to reduce overall heat gain
- A 30 percent increase in the outdoor ventilation rate, maximizing indoor air quality
- The exterior of the building has been landscaped to utilize grasses and plants indigenous to Southeast Texas, as well as maximizing green space areas with plants surviving purely on rain water