March 09, 2016

Case Study: Sustainable, Storm-Safe Facility by the Sea

Sea Scout Base Galveston restored to highest standards for safety, sustainability, and educational functionality

Sea Scout Base Galveston re-opened its new facilities in December 2014, a new, $40 million facility that’s a high-adventure maritime and marine learning destination. Architects Randall-Porterfield selected Bautex Systems to provide Bautex Block for two buildings because of its recycled content, acoustical performance, and hurricane and fire safety ratings.

Buildings include Sea Scout’s dormitory (pictured), which use Bautex Block for its building envelope, and a second structure, known as Ranger House, which was elevated using Bautex Block to protect the structure from potential hurricane flood surge damage.

 

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Read more in our two-page case study.

See more photos in this story in Texas Architect magazine, “Lessons by the Sea” (July/August 2015).