Largest Houston-Area Commercial Building Contractors
O'Donnell/Snider was ranked #20 (ranked by 2011 total local billings) pdf listing
Largest Houston-Area Green Commercial Building Contractors
O'Donnell/Snider was ranked #18 (ranked by 2011 LEED-Certified projects completed) pdf listing
The Houston Metro Urology Surgical Center Ambuatory Surgery Center is a new 26,000 square foot building located just West of Greenway Plaza not far from Houston's Medical Center. The new building expands HMU's current campus to include an additional cancer center with linear accelerator, as well as three state-of-the-art operating rooms. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the building's complementary materials and proportions maintain the existing vernacular between the buildings. The new cancer center's vault acts as a bridge physically connection the old and the new building.
Designed as a multi-tenant bulding the dramatic two-story lobby with feature balcony , exposed brick work, and suspended wood ceiling leads to medical office space on the second floor that will be available for lease. The result is space that feels more like a modern professional office building rather than a surgery center.
The sophistication and attention to detail of BEUSA Energy's Leed ID+Gold office space nods to the expert craft and design of yesteryear. From soaring floor to ceiling moveable glass panels, custom walnut millwork, leather seating, and walls of natural stone you cannot help but feel the energy of your surroundings. Read full article
We recently predicted that we’ll start getting invited to a slew of groundbreakings. So far, so good: Last week, we were on hand when Houston Metro Urology celebrated the construction of its new 28k SF facility at 4219 Richmond. We found GC O’Donnell Snider’s Randy O’Donnell and Trey Snider bracketing Kirksey’s Debbie Phillips, Transwestern’s Bobbie Bozarth, and Kirksey’s Avian Caruso and David McLemore. Debbie tells us the site was particularly tight, and her firm designed down to the last square inches. Another challenge was anticipating all options for future growth. It’s no surprise that’s a consideration: This building is itself an expansion from HMU’s adjacent facility. Read full article
Currently under construction, this almost 39,000 square foot office space is located in the DNA Westway II building at the intersection of Clay Road and the Sam Houston Tollway in Houston, Texas. The location was selected to reduce the commute time and distance for the employees, thereby reducing the environmental impact of personal vehicle use.
The building’s extensive glazing allowed for a 25% reduction in lighting power density. 75% of regularly occupied spaces are exposed to daylighting and 100% have direct views to the outside. The project team has designed a waste management plan to divert more than 75% of all construction waste away from landfills.
The project is located in an area with a development density of more than 100,000 square feet per acre, reducing its contribution to sprawl. Additional strategies intended to reduce the environmental impact of the office space include the specification of efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce the project’s use of potable water by 35% compared with conventional offices, movable walls systems to reduce the financial and environmental costs for future remodeling projects, the selection of materials with high recycled content, FSC certified wood flooring and paneling and the selection of low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpeting and furniture.
Designed by Kirksey, this LEED Silver project was interested in providing a healthy productive environment for its employees. As a supplier of green power, it seemed fitting that Horizon Wind Energy’s offices would reflect this idea. Located in the historic Esperson Building the design called for the extensive reuse of existing materials, reduced water usage, and reduced lighting power density.