Shell Technology Center - Houston (Shell Advanced Technology Center)

Industrial & Special Projects, Labs and R&D, LEED & EcoServices, Renovation & Restoration, Science & Technology

LEED Certified New Construction

Houston, Texas


500,000 sf

Project Features
  • Laboratories
  • Research spaces
  • Technology spaces
  • Conference rooms
  • Training areas
  • Visualization
  • Flexible labs
  • Materials testing
  • Dining facility
  • Fitness facility
A combination of Kirksey’s Science and Technology, Corporate Interiors, and Renovation teams has recently completed design work on a $200+ million dollar campus modernization project for Shell in Houston at the Westhollow Campus. One of three of Shell’s Global Centers of Excellence, the project is known as The Shell Technology Center-Houston. The project was complex, phased, and involved multiple requirements and varied degrees of renovation, re-purposing, new construction, and migration planning. This new and renovated corporate campus establishes a new environment to encourage collaboration, innovation and creativity through blended focuses on ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ cultures.

The project has more than 225,000 sf of new state of the art research and development laboratory space and technology spaces; including visualization, computing, analytical, research and production, materials testing and other specialized laboratory spaces. A new 150,000 sf research laboratory was constructed and old laboratory buildings were converted to new office and administration buildings. Ancillary, but specialized support buildings were converted to specific use specialized research or pilot plant facilities. The project completed in 2012 and is designed to meet LEED Silver Certification. The modernization of the campus allows it to meet Shell’s new sustainability and energy efficiency standards and creates a unique petrochemical and energy research and development campus.
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: Excellence in Construction, 2014