Research Forest Lakeside
The Woodlands, Texas
Research Forest Lakeside 2, 4 & 5 are the first, second and third of 8 new buildings to be built in the 76-acre mixed-use development located on Lake Woodlands. Four of the eight new office buildings are splayed along the lakeside to gain unobstructed views and efficient solar orientation. The long facade of each building faces southward, placing the short ends of each building east and west, minimizing solar heat gain. Sustainable considerations were at the center of all the design decisions. The plan allows the development to function as independently addressed buildings or potentially as a single corporate campus. Upon completion, the campus will encompass approximately 1.8 million square feet of office and convenience retail space.
Phase 2, Building 4 is a 12-story, 300,000-s.f. office building and Phase 3, Building 5 is a 8-story, 200,000 square foot office building. Both buildings share a entry drive halo and an adjacent 7 level structured garage for 1753 spaces. Both buildings are lakefront and feature panoramic views of Lake Woodlands through full height glass windows. Additionally, building 4 is slated to receive LEED Silver and building 5 is slated to receive LEED Gold.
Building 9 is currently in design and will be a 6-story, 136,000 square foot office building. Adjacent to Building 9 will be 4 seperate retail buildings totaling over 32,400 square feet and a 4-level parking garage for 620 cars.