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).