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NorthBelt Campus

On this 94-acre campus, carefully detailed outdoor spaces artfully manage the site’s stormwater and create a serene setting for employees and visitors. This design renovation consolidates disparate facilities from across the Houston metropolitan area into a new world headquarters on the site of an existing manufacturing and shipping facility. OJB worked closely with the architect to ensure that the overall design was environmentally responsible, preserved the site’s unique character, and created a home for the many programmatic needs of the people working there.

New buildings are located towards the interior of the site, preserving forest canopy along the perimeter and insulating personnel from manufacturing operations. Large interior stands of trees were preserved and more than 500 new trees were planted to give scale, shade, and separation. OJB created two interconnected lakes at the center of campus, which serve as amenity and focal point for the campus while managing runoff. Adjacent to the lake, wetland systems planted extensively with native vegetation provide additional detention and create wildlife habitat.

Artfully arranged around the buildings, waterways, and islands, a series of compatible outdoor use areas – gravel terraces, hardwood decks, trellis-shaded walkways – invite users out into the landscape to relax, play, and socialize. Throughout the campus, the sweeping elliptical lines of the lake are echoed in the design of water features, walkways, decks, and planting beds.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Houston, TX
Team: Gensler, Ward, Getz & Associates, LLP, Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc., Wylie Consulting Engineers
LEED: Silver Certified
Awards: ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award
Photography Credit:
Paul Hester, Ryan Gobuty

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On this 94-acre campus, carefully detailed outdoor spaces artfully manage the site’s stormwater and create a serene setting for employees and visitors. This design renovation consolidates disparate facilities from across the Houston metropolitan area into a new world headquarters on the site of an existing manufacturing and shipping facility. OJB worked closely with the architect to ensure that the overall design was environmentally responsible, preserved the site’s unique character, and created a home for the many programmatic needs of the people working there.

New buildings are located towards the interior of the site, preserving forest canopy along the perimeter and insulating personnel from manufacturing operations. Large interior stands of trees were preserved and more than 500 new trees were planted to give scale, shade, and separation. OJB created two interconnected lakes at the center of campus, which serve as amenity and focal point for the campus while managing runoff. Adjacent to the lake, wetland systems planted extensively with native vegetation provide additional detention and create wildlife habitat.

Artfully arranged around the buildings, waterways, and islands, a series of compatible outdoor use areas – gravel terraces, hardwood decks, trellis-shaded walkways – invite users out into the landscape to relax, play, and socialize. Throughout the campus, the sweeping elliptical lines of the lake are echoed in the design of water features, walkways, decks, and planting beds.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Houston, TX
Team: Gensler, Ward, Getz & Associates, LLP, Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc., Wylie Consulting Engineers
LEED: Silver Certified
Awards: ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award
Photography Credit:
Paul Hester, Ryan Gobuty