This upside-down building — you descend from grade-level parking to two levels built into the banks of Buffalo Bayou — was originally built as the headquarters of CRS, an internationally renowned architecture firm of the 20th century.
With a load-limited bridge restricting truck access, we carefully staged construction using dollies to haul all building materials the final 300 feet to the building. Excavating earthwork from a gully underneath the building to accommodate a linear particle accelerator vault required exacting coordination. The installation of special plumbing, medical gas and central vacuum systems under the building also required precision to run all lines within a tight nine inches of space. Brookstone overcame all hurdles to complete construction within 9 months.