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
Department of Transportation setbacks, and
totaling 1.1 million square feet and two eight-
Phase I: 47.06 kBTU/sf/yr
various easements and land lease expirations
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
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
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 planâ€™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
HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.