Location:Completed: 2018 Architect: Calvin J. Coatsworth Architects, PC
As you approach the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Training and Conference Center in Crosby, Texas, you realize that this facility is so much more than a building on a large piece of land - it’s a tribute. Founded in 1896, the Union’s members have been instrumental in maintaining a strong workforce in Canada and the US, and to this day, continue that mission of longevity in their respective crafts. Sitting on 237 acres, this flagship, state-of-the-art facility was built for the entire International Union of Operating Engineers organization. The new campus is comprised of a 179,200-sf, two-story administration building with two attached three-story dormitory wings. The Administration Building houses administrative offices, a grand ballroom that can be divided into eight large classrooms, dining facilities, and a commercial kitchen. The overall site includes exterior site structures (field classrooms), a 12,380-sf central plant building, a 18,420-sf shop building, a 8,670-sf warehouse, and a 3,250-sf health club complete with a pool and basketball court.