The Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) One building is Texas State University’s first building dedicated to research and commercialization. It sits within a 38-acre university site called STAR Park that will host additional future development. This 20,000-square-foot building serves as a technology accelerator for start-up and early-stage businesses and provides tenants access to secure wet labs, clean space, a conference room, and office space. The incubator program at STAR One is designed to foster the development of new commercial ventures related to Texas State University technologies in applied research. This building will house “spin-offs” from research conducted and intellectual property generated by university faculty and “spin-ins” from companies outside the state that want to come in and strategically work with the university.
Approximately 10,000 square feet of concrete site-cast panels were used to make up the majority of the building skin. A large curtain wall system covers most of the south end of the building, providing a dramatic entrance to the facility. The building is designed with flexibility in mind to allow cost-effective retrofits to accommodate the needs of each tenant.