The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has opened its new 75,525 square-foot Port Executive Administration Building.
The new facility features modern technology and cooperative workspaces for both port staff and its contractors and is nearly double the size of the previous headquarters.
The modernised technology at the headquarters is engineered to increase business operations and includes an improved workspace that now hosts several departments previously split between three disparate buildings, as well as a fitness centre and conference rooms to accommodate team meetings and stakeholder events.
Richter Architects of Corpus Christi acted as the design architects for the project, while the general contractor was a joint venture of Beecroft Construction of Corpus Christi and Bartlett Cocke of San Antonio.
“Since it was officially established in 1922, the Port of Corpus Christi has been a driver of commerce and economic prosperity for the South Texas Coastal Bend region,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.
“The new Port Executive Administration Building not only builds upon our success of our past but also prepares the Port of Corpus Christi Authority for future generations in a modern and collaborative work environment.”
Charles W. Zahn, Jr., Chairman of the Port of Corpus Christi Commission, added “This new facility marks the end of one era for the Port of Corpus Christi as well as a new beginning for the port as a globally recognised leader in the energy market.
“The Port Executive Administration Building is designed to benefit our most important asset – our people – and will serve as a shining beacon for maritime commerce in the State of Texas as our region and nation move into a new time of prosperity.”
This follows the news that the Port of Corpus Christi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to further its research into decarbonisation and energy transition projects.
Announced in October 2021, the agreement aims to advance collaboration between the port, the NREL and port tenants by identifying scalable energy transition and decarbonisation projects.