About the Project

Houston Community College's West Houston Institute is a 144,200-square-foot facility featuring state-of-the-art amenities to support science, technology, and engineering curriculum. The building includes classrooms, group learning rooms, teaching innovation labs, computer rooms, IT support area, K-12 and community engagement space, allied health space, MakerSpace, learning commons, and a conference center. The teaching innovation lab transforms teaching from the bottom up through advanced learning space and technology for experimentation. The MakerSpace is a unique facility that gives K-12 students a chance to become engaged in innovation, design thinking, entrepreneurship, and arts through a variety of workshops, camps, and competitions. The space provides the tools for students and teachers to collaborate together to create manufactured works with hands-on project-based learning opportunities. The West Houston Institute possesses all of the tools to create intersections and networks of learning and innovation.


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The Numbers

  • 144,200

    Sq Ft
  • 18 months


The Details

Type: New
Components: Administrative Offices, Classrooms, Conference Center, Labs
Method: Construction Manager at Risk
Sector(s): Higher Education
Client: Houston Community College


  • Architect: PBK Architects
  • MEP Engineer: PBK Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: Dally & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Garzabury

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