Join ULI Houston for a tour of the newest Mass Timber project in Houston
4:30-5:00pm - Check-in & Networking
5:00-6:00pm - Tour
Closed-toe shoes, hardhat, safety glasses
*Please plan to bring your own hardhat if you have one. ULI will have a limited amount of hats to borrow.
About the San Jacinto Classroom Building
The new San Jacinto Classroom Building is a 122,00-sf mass timber structure on the school’s Central Campus that supports engineering, mathematics, College Preparatory, and early high school learning students. The new three-story building is constructed entirely out of mass timber, except for steel bracing used for lateral support, making it one of the first in the Greater Houston Area. It is also the nation's largest mass timber academic building on a college campus.
The new facility includes 55 instructional classrooms, a robotics lab, and a lecture hall with various academic support spaces for faculty. It consists of formal and informal student gathering spaces and a variety of traditionally under-utilized niches and corridor areas that students can use as impromptu study and hang out spaces instead of leaving campus. The building has a large event area for socially-distanced presentations and a dramatic two-story lobby wrapped in warm black spruce wood panels for college-wide events. The design of these community spaces emphasize the mass timber structure and put its beauty on display.