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).