Architect & LEED Consultant
Browne McGregor Architects, Inc.
520 Post Oak Boulevard, #880, Houston, TX 77027
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Date Bid: Nov 2008
Construction Period: May 2009 to March 2010 Total Square Feet:
Site: 3.0578 acres. Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 15,179; second floor, 15,219;
total, 30,398 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’6”; second floor, 14’6”; tower
element, 8’; total, 38’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Tilt up. Foundation: Pier &
grade beam, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Tilt-up concrete.
Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: ASA Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 1155 Dairy
Ashford Street, #111, Houston, TX 77079
General Contractor: Metzger Construction Company - 2055 Silber,
#100, Houston, TX 77055
Mechanical Engineer: GH Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC - 11706
South Garden, Houston, TX 77071
Electrical Engineer: D & L Electrical Company, Ltd. - 15353
Vantage Parkway East, Houston, TX 77032
Plumbing Engineer: Ronnie Smith Plumbing - 636 Dillard, Houston,
PineMed Plaza; a two story, 30,398 square foot, LEED® CS-Silver
building, is located on Medical Plaza Drive across from Memorial Herman
Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas. The building layout provides variable
leasing depths for a variety of healthcare tenants. Two entrances allow
access from the surrounding parking areas, and a central elevator core
and stairwell provide circulation between floors. Construction consists
of concrete, tilt-wall panels clad with stone accents and a structural
steel, interior frame. Site improvements include parking for 137 cars, 7
of which are designated hybrid spaces, an outdoor designated smoking
area, and covered parking for physicians and staff.
A significant energy saving feature in the building is its large, north
facing facade, which includes a 2˝-story curtain wall tower. Heat
reducing, Low-E glazing is used throughout the building. In addition to
its energy saving features, the building is equipped with
water-efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by as much
as 30%. To help assure that the building systems perform efficiently,
the building was commissioned by an independent third party at the time
To encourage the use of low emitting vehicles, the site has designated
hybrid parking spaces. The accent tiles that clad the concrete tilt
walls are locally sourced from within a 500-mile radius. The building
steel and concrete rebar all contain recycled content which helps reduce
the environmental impact over the life cycle of the products. A 2-year
contract provides at least 35% of the building's electricity from
renewable sources. In order to prevent or reduce the exposure of
building occupants to tobacco smoke, the building has a designated
smoking area away from any entrance. Signage encourages building tenants
and visitors to make use of the recycle room on the first floor, and the
janitorial staff uses only non-toxic cleaning materials.
Roofing: Dow Paint: Sherwin Williams Vinyl Wall
VCT: Mannington Carpet: Lees Entrances & Storefronts: