Huntsman Advanced Technology Center

Industrial & Special Projects, Labs and R&D, Science & Technology


The Woodlands, Texas


183,000 sf

Project Features
  • Supports global chemical production facilities
  • Extensive renovation and new construction
  • Research and development laboratory
  • Tilt-wall construction
  • Open workspaces
  • Conference rooms
  • Floor to ceiling windows
This project consists of 70,000 sf of extensive renovation to an existing building as well as 113,000 sf of new construction. The Huntsman laboratory is a research and development facility for their worldwide chemical production facilities. The chemicals, which are a byproduct of hydrocarbons, are used in a variety of products such as polymers, binders, foams, paints, caulking, soaps, adhesives and even cosmetics. This laboratory provides research on the molecular synthesis level and continues development to the “pilot” or preproduction test stage.
Brian Richard, AIA 713 426 7497
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Since joining Kirksey in 2003, Brian has designed more than 2.5 million square feet of lab space and planned over 100 megawatts of mission critical space. His founding of Kirksey’s Science & Technology Team provides a fresh perspective to the ever evolving energy, oil and gas, and industrial markets in and around Houston. In addition, his team serves as a resource for our region’s institutions of higher learning.

  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Laboratory, 2006
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of Awards: Best Industrial, 2006