SEDL, a private, nonprofit educational research, development and dissemination (RD&D) corporation was designed for expansion, as staffing requirements change over time due to the availability of funding. Studio8’s adaptable and efficient design allows SEDL to expand and contract as needed with minimal disruption and maximum flexibility.
The exterior features concrete tilt-wall construction with accents of local stone, while the interior showcases a two-story glass curtain wall lobby with an overlooking break room and balcony. Sustainable elements include a water reclamation and reuse system, recycled and local materials, high-efficiency HVAC system and elevator, and daylighting strategies for employees.
Location, Austin, Texas 2007
Scope, 3-Story Building, 49,300 s.f.
Program, Office, Public Conference Center, Board Room, Break Room, Education Research Library, Hoteling hoteliers for visiting scholars, Teaming Areas, Training Rooms
Services, Site Selection & Masterplanning, Architecture, Programming, Interior Design, Furniture
Team, Milton Hime, Paul Detke, Lisa Cuddy, Lee Ann McClanahan
Certifications, LEED Silver
Sustainability Strategies, Alternative transportation options, Reclaimed water for irrigation, Optimized daylighting, Outdoor light pollution reduction, Heat island reduction, Mueller AE chilled water loop tie-in, Use of rapidly renewable building materials