Project Highlights

  • New 37,000 sf building on greenfield site
  • A/M/E/P/FP Services
  • Programming, Master Planning, Design,
  • Construction Documents through
  • Construction Administration
  •  Multi-phase construction
  • LEED Gold Certified (pending)
  • Rainwater harvesting

Meeting the Energy Challenge

As part of a company-wide strategy to consolidate space while improving efficiencies, Novartis decided to construct a new data center at the existing Alcon Laboratories campus in Texas.

Novartis challenged the design team to work within their Energy Challenge mantra by incorporating sustainable designs while providing a low total cost of ownership savings over the life of the building.Several integrated design solutions were employed to achieve this ambitions. 

On-site power generation through photovoltaic cell arrays provide renewable power for the building that double as shading for parking and seating areas. Rainwater harvesting reduced potable water consumption to irrigate indigenous drought-resistant landscaping and serve the building’s restrooms. Low voltage interior LED lighting with advanced controls reduce operating costs and increase adjustability for users.