Sierra Pines II

At six stories, Sierra Pines II is the tallest building constructed with load-bearing tilt-up concrete in Texas. Because there is no precedent for a tilt-up structure of this magnitude, the team relied on LJB’s tilt-up expertise and ingenuity to design the right structural solution for this project.

The 154,000-square-foot office building is vertical in its proportions, which differentiates it from many tilt-up projects. The building’s six stories were constructed with a lower four-story panel and a two-story panel stacked on top. The joints in the panels aren’t vertically aligned, which architecturally breaks down the scale of the building. A ribbed finish, large amounts of glass at the corners and entryway, and sunshade elements add to the architectural appeal of this Class A office building.

At the 2015 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association named Sierra Pines II an Excellence in Achievement winner—that is, an entry that scored highest in architectural and engineering creativity and construction ingenuity.

Client
Powers Brown Architecture
Location
The Woodlands, TX

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