Galveston Bay Foundation Headquarters

Galveston Bay Foundation Headquarters


Member profile details

Membership level
2016-2017 Team
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Team Name
Galveston Bay Foundation Headquarters
Project Title
Galveston Bay Foundation Headquarters
Design Challenge
The Galveston Bay Foundation has recently purchased 30 acres in Kemah on Galveston Bay. They intend to master plan the property and construct their new headquarters on the site. The bank has some erosion issues that need to be addressed. TxDOT is widening FM 146 and will be taking right-of-way to accommodate the improvements. The project is to master plan the use of the 30 acres and develop an environmentally sensitive building and amenities on the site that represents the values of the GBF. The foundation wants access to the water including a new dock. The erosion protection and shoreline restoration needs to not only protect against erosion, but serve as a bio-filter for the bay waters. There is a wastewater treatment plant just north of the site for which the GBF would like air quality from the plant to be controlled. Protection from hurricane surge is also required.
Date Updated
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Charles Penland
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • CEVE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Philip De Blanc
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • CEVE
Client First Name
Client Last Name
Client Company/Organization
Galveston Bay Foundation

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