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The Reserve at Sierra Pines

The Reserve at Sierra Pines is a three-story office building with a Tilt-Up wall skin. The client wanted a product more suitable for this suburban market with competitive lease rates. Tilt-Up was approved under one provision - the building could not look like a "traditional" Tilt-Up warehouse/distribution center.

Two panel designs disguised the panel joint in a repetitive layout. A 15-foot wide and 1foot thick 'I' shaped panel was used for a majority of the building.

A vertically formatted window stretches across two panels with the joint hitting the centerline of the head and sill with a punched opening on the lower level centered in the panel with panel 'legs' on either side. The other panel is a four-story tall panel located closer to the entrances. Here the panel joint was widened to create a more interesting shadow line. A mitered corner detail turning the panels to hover over the roof line, gives them a sense of volumetric rather than planar feel.

Layers and depth on the front facade are created entirely of Tilt-Up by adding details such as gaps, fissures, and notches. Sunshades were added by welded connections to embed plates cast directly into the concrete.

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Project Location

The Woodlands, TX 77380
United States

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CMC Construction Services

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
59 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
32,417 sq ft (3,012 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
179,673 sq ft (16,692 sq m)
Project Footprint:
58,493 sq ft (5,434 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
55 ft 7 in (16.94 m)
Widest Panel:
32 ft 6 in (9.91 m)
Largest Panel:
790 sq ft (73.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
118,500 lbs (53,751 kg)