Encinal Container Housing

Location: Encinal, Texas
Client: 2446 Encinal Development, LP
Architect: Alamo Architects
Completion Date: est. 2013
Project Size: 31,960 sf
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Consulting
MEP Engineer: NRG Engineering
Civil Engineer: Macina, Bose, Copeland & Assoc. | MBC Engineers
Recognition / Awards / Publication: 2012 Texas Architects Studio Awards, AIA/Texas Society of Architects

In South Texas, drilling for oil and gas in the massive Eagleford Shale formation has led to an enormous influx of workers and housing demand over recent years. Because of the remote locations of this drilling, on-site construction has a host of atypical limitations. Off-site assembly-line techniques are used to produce re-purposed ISO shipping containers with pre-fabricated component assemblies that can be shipped to the project site from San Antonio. This innovative method of project-delivery allows for greater quality control, speedier delivery, and lower production costs.