Port of Corpus Christi Authority Administration Building
Continued robust growth drives the need for new headquarters for the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.
Designed by Richter Architects in a joint-venture with Bartlett Cocke and Beecroft Construction, the 70,000 sq. ft., multi-story building is critical for operating the largest total revenue tonnage port in the nation and the export gateway of crude oil.
The Port of Corpus Christi tasked NCS and Cleary Zimmermann with integrating a complete network cabling infrastructure, video surveillance systems, call stations, access control solutions, and intrusion detection systems to support a combination of workstations, private offices, and meeting spaces. Specific features include 2,500 sq. ft. of Berk-Tek Leviton Fiber, 1,000 Berk-Tek Network Drops, a Milestone Video Surveillance System with 26 Axis IP cameras, Amag Access Control System with 75 HID Card Readers, Aiphone Call Stations, and a Bosch Intrusion System.
Utilizing Crestron, LG, Epson, Shure, BiAmp, and JBL solutions, NCS was responsible for the full AV fit-out of the new Port headquarters. This project included multiple AV systems in Huddle, conference, and training rooms with built-in screens, display panels, and meeting rooms with video conferencing and presentation capabilities. With digital signage and Valcom IP paging throughout the space, NCS helped create a distinctly modern and technological environment, facilitating communication and visitor engagement.
The new headquarters will bring staff into one facility for the first time in more than 58 years, replacing the aging, undersized administration building built in the early 1960s. The building will provide staff with improved, state-of-the-art workspaces to facilitate internal and external collaboration and communication and create an environment that retains current employees and attracts future talent while providing the Port with additional room for growth.
Renderings provided by Richter Architects.