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Cameron Controls
Location
Houston, TX
Year
1999
Type
Industrial
Size
60,000ft²

Inventure was asked by Cameron Control’s Project Manager to design a 40,000 rsf headquarters building and a 20,000 sf shop/manufacturing building in Northwest Houston. The two-floor headquarters building, built on a long and narrow site, consisted of closed offices and open workstations. Parking and truck access dictated the location of the building and a shared reception area required a covered loggia across the first floor. 

 

A dramatic red stair tower anchored the west facade and provided a signpost for the building at street level. An A-Frame metal building with two large overhead cranes attached to the headquarters at the rear of the building to provide the manufacturing space. The air-conditioning systems for the manufacturing and research areas incorporated sophisticated controls and air stratification provided a cost-effective, energy-efficient HVAC solution.