Texas State University STAR One Building

San Marcos, Texas

A Technology Accelerator for Start-Up & Early-Stage Businesses

Texas State University partnered with American Constructors to build the Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) One building. The 20,000-square-foot facility is the university’s first building dedicated to research and commercialization. Its incubator program fosters the development of new commercial ventures related to the university’s applied research technologies.

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San Marcos, Texas


Higher Education


Texas State University


PhiloWilke Partnership

What We Built

The STAR One building sits within a 38-acre university site called STAR Park and provides tenants access to secure wet labs, clean space, a conference room, and office space. The building houses “spin-offs” where university faculty conduct research and generate intellectual property.  Additionally there are “spin-ins” where companies outside the state come in and strategically work with the university.

How We Built It

Approximately 10,000 square feet of concrete site-cast panels make up the majority of the building skin. A large curtain wall system covers most of the building’s south end, providing a dramatic entrance to the facility. The building is designed with flexibility in mind to allow cost-effective retrofits to accommodate each of the tenant’s needs.

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