精心安排的建筑，水道和岛屿是一系列兼容的户外使用区域 - 砾石露台，硬木平台，网格走道 - 邀请用户进入景观放松，玩，社交。在整个校园，湖的清扫，椭圆形线条在水设施，走道，甲板和种植床的设计响应。
On this 94-acre corporate campus, carefully detailed outdoor spaces artfully manage the site’s storm water and create a serene setting for seven buildings (1.1M GSF) housing administrative offices, research facilities, a cafeteria, a child care center and a wellness center. 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. The Office of James Burnett 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 structures 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 over 500 new trees planted to give scale, shade and separation on this very large site. The buildings are organized around a central lake that serves as amenity and focal point for the campus while managing its storm water. Wetland systems adjacent to the lake and planted extensively with native vegetation provide additional detention and create wildlife habitat.
Artfully arranged about the buildings, waterways, and islands are a series of compatible outdoor use areas – gravel terraces, hardwood decks, trellis-shaded walkways – which invite users out into the landscape to relax, to play, to socialize. Throughout the campus, the sweeping, elliptical lines of the lake are echoed in the design of water features, walkways, decks and planting beds.