Hill & Wilkinson Completes $8M Texas State University STAR One Expansion
SAN MARCOS, TX Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors announces the completion of the STAR One expansion at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. The project added 16,000 square-feet of lab space and office suites bringing the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) One facility up to a total of 36,000 square feet.
"The STAR One project was a great fit for our Austin team given our depth of experience with higher education systems and lab spaces," said Ryan Shipley, Group Manager for Hill & Wilkinson's Central Texas Office. "STAR Park is a unique partnership between Texas State University and startup companies who are contributing greatly to the University's research success. We are looking forward to future successful projects with the Texas State University System."
STAR One serves as an incubator for start-up and early-stage businesses by providing tenants access to secure wet labs, clean space, conference rooms and office space for research and development.
The addition includes wet laboratories, incubation offices for technology start-ups, and all related support spaces to satisfy the needs of a broad range of users requiring a place to advance a business, product or concept.
Sustainable elements of the project included ensuring appropriate construction waste management, the use of recycled content in various materials and metals, and rainwater collection.
The project team consisted of PhiloWilke Partnerships as architect, GarzaBury Engineering as civil engineer, E&C Engineers and Consultants as MEP engineer and Cardno Haynes Whaley as structural engineer.