Westgate consists of three Value Office buildings built simultaneously, totaling approximately 700,000 gross sq. ft. The three buildings are:
The ensemble of buildings is designed as campus with Buildings One and Two facing the major thoroughfare with a landscaped motor court formed by the "L" shaped floor plates. Building Two also acts a kind of hinge and allows for the southern edge of a one-acre park formed between it and the five-story Building Three directly north, with the architecturally enhanced structured parking facility forming the third defining edge.
The large floor plates are unique to this Energy Corridor sub-market in Houston and favor the tilt method. But no compromise on exterior quality is required. The glass-to-wall ratio exceeds 60%, loggias are designed into the lower levels for in-built connectivity, through lobbies unify pedestrian circulation from both public space and parking, and an ample curtain wall allows for the buildings to be general but not neutral.
The entire compound was completed in only 14 months including detention and 3,000 spaces in the garages due to the speed of the tilt method. The five-story building used a unique stacking strategy with a 60-ft.-long top-picked panel placed above four-story 30-ft.-wide panels. The fifth floor enjoys a 55-ft.-long uninterrupted lease line, the first in the market for an executive floor, and the five-story stack is the first in Texas. The project was designed to 2009 LEED Version 4 Certified Silver standards and has been submitted to USGBC.
Houston, TX 77084
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