TURNER COMPLETES CITY MUNICIPAL BUILDING
LA PORTE, TEXAS — The Houston office of Turner Construction Co. has completed a new municipal court building for the city of La Porte. The 11,300-square-foot facility features a 4,000-square-foot courtroom, administrative offices, a landscaped courtyard and 100,000 square feet of parking space. Sustainable features of the building include six methods of alternative energy production, including a natural gas-powered generator, a reflective roof, the use of recycled construction materials, high-efficiency plumbing features, low-emitting interior materials and a drip irrigation system. In addition to daily city use, the building will also double as an emergency control center for the city and can withstand a Category 3 hurricane. The project architect was Huitt-Zollars.