LOCATION: Riviera, TX
SPECIFICS: 6000 Square Foot Office Building
STATUS: Under Construction
DESCRIPTION: The new office building for the Riviera Telephone Company is a holistic design response to a previously developed site housing several mature oak trees, the demanding program requirements of the owner, and the need for resiliency and efficiency in construction along the Texas coast. The floor plan is heavily informed by locations of existing trees and access to daylighting. A suspended slab foundation system ensures structural integrity while keeping building loads off of the root structures of the site’s large trees. Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls and hollow core concrete plank roof decking add to the projects resiliency, durability, and energy efficiency.