Beginning with an HOK-designed master plan, this multiphase project in West Houston’s Energy Corridor replaced Shell’s legacy office campus on an adjacent parcel of land.
Over a 10-year period HOK designed five office buildings with associated parking structures and an amenities building.
The third phase of the expansion included three Class A, 12-story commercial office buildings totaling 1.1 million square feet and two eight-story, standalone parking structures with 3,250 parking spaces. The office buildings feature tall interior ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glazing and high-speed elevators. Designed with sustainability in mind, these LEED Gold buildings include exterior sun shading devices, Energy Star roofing, high-efficiency glazing, an underfloor air distribution system and interior occupancy sensors.
A central quadrangle serves as the primary organizing element and social center for Shell’s campus. Heavily landscaped with plantings from a reforestation program, the quad includes an entry plaza with a central water feature, seating areas, covered pedestrian connectors and walking trails. The main corporate dining facility facing the quad has a large green roof and an outdoor upper-level activity area.