State-of-the-Art Mass Timber Government Facility

Texas Department of Emergency Management | College Station, Texas


The new State Emergency Operations Center in College Station, Texas, will be 90,068 square feet and is designed as a hybrid steel-frame/mass timber structure. The updated, modern facility will centralize the organization's statewide emergency response efforts from a single office location. The building will house 300 employees while providing ample common areas, including meeting rooms, an information center, a press conference room, as well as a GIS operation room. The structure will help facilitate better coordination between TDEM and its external partner agencies. Additionally, the new HQ will help local community representatives, improving critical response operations and minimizing impacts on the state‚Äôs citizens and economy.  Since the building is situated in Tornado Alley, the project was designed and engineered to withstand windstorms topping 200 miles per hour. 


Owner | Texas Department of Emergency Management

Architect | Energy Architecture

Engineer | Gessner Engineering

Mass Timber Fabrication + Installation | Timberlab

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