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Shell Woodcreek Campus


Houston, Texas, USA

In 2005, Shell selected HOK to develop a

A central quadrangle is the primary organizing

Completed in 2010, Phase II added a six-

43.9 acres / 17.7 hectares

master plan to replace its existing office

element and social center for the campus.

story, 180,000-sq.-ft. office building.

campus on an adjacent parcel of land in

Rather than being a distinct space, the quad

West Houston. Site constraints included

acts as a collection of outdoor gathering

The Phase III expansion included three Class

covenant-required height restrictions, Texas

spaces that are extensions of the surrounding

A, 12-story commercial office buildings

Annual EUI:

Department of Transportation setbacks, and

office buildings.

totaling 1.1 million square feet and two eight-

Phase I: 47.06 kBTU/sf/yr

various easements and land lease expirations

Completion: 2015

Phase II : 53.4 kBTU/sf/yr Phase III:

story, standalone parking structures with a

that impacted the overall development and

Heavily landscaped with plantings from a

combined 3,250 parking spaces. The office

phasing strategies.

reforestation program, the quad includes

buildings have tall interior ceilings, floor-to-

an entry plaza with a central water feature,

ceiling glazing and high-speed elevators.

The original 2005 master plan program was

seating nodes, covered pedestrian connectors

-Building E: 53 kBTU/sf/yr

based on a replacement plan for the legacy

and walking trails. The main corporate dining

The LEED Gold-certified, Phase III office

-Building F: 69 kBTU/sf/yr

campus and included approximately 1.1 million

facility facing the quad features a large green

buildings perform 23 percent better than

square feet of offices, amenities and parking.

roof and an outdoor upper-level activity area

ASHRAE standards and use 32 percent

In 2011, HOK developed an updated master

that links to the parking zones via a spiraling

less potable water than a typical Houston

plan program that expanded the campus to

exterior stair.

commercial office building. Exterior

Phase IV: 56 kBTu/sf/yr

approximately 1.5 million square feet.

sunshading devices, Energy Star roofing, Phase I was completed in 2008 and included

high-efficiency glazing, an underfloor air

The plan’s three phases have been developed

a six-story, 178,000-sq.-ft. office building,

distribution system and interior occupancy

over the past 10 years. The campus now

a 1,200-space parking garage and a

sensors reduce energy consumption while

includes five office buildings and an amenities

30,000-sq.-ft. amenities building with a

increasing employee comfort.

podium and building. To provide flexibility and

conference center and a fitness complex.

a potential future exit strategy, each office building has an associated parking structure.

â—„ campus quad view with phase III + phase IV office buildings + water feature

2016 design annual

1.5 million sq. ft. / 139,355 sq. m

2016 HOK Design Annual  

HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.

2016 HOK Design Annual  

HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.