East End Makers HUB

Project Address

6501 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX 77007

Type of Construction


285,000 Square Feet

1 Story


12 Months


Owner: Urban Partnership CDC

Architect: Method Architecture

MEP Engineer: KCI Technogies

Civil Engineer: N/A

Landscape Architect: N/A

Light Industrial

This Project is intended to create an industry hub to serve small business owners in the East End area. The goal of the facility is to drive equitable innovation through Houston by creating an affordable location where local creators, artists and inventors can cluster together to form a network of opportunity under one roof. Also included is a 65,000 square foot collaborative makerspace (machining, woodshop, arts center, rapid prototyping) and a 220,000 square foot fabrication/studio rental space. The design focused on an economical light industrial look that invokes ideas and creation. Existing walls, floors, and unique design elements should be preserved and made the centerpiece. Renovation of an existing 280,000 SF light industrial manufacturing facility into a industry HUB to serve small business owners in the East End area. Base Building package includes complete electrical service upgrade, air conditioning space, completly new gas and sanitary lines, exterior storefront and canopies for new entrances, and interior white box for buildouts. South Central Package includes 110,000 SF build out for future tenants suites and shop spaces that include dedicated lighting, power, and air condition spaces and controls. TXRX package includes 65,000 SF buildout for TXRX Labs that includes conference rooms, office spaces, training rooms, and gallery in the front. The back spaces include machine rooms, electronics, jewelry, wood shop, and welding spaces with power for 90 various pieces of equipment and air conditioning. North Bay package includes 65,000 SF buildout of industrial type spaces with ventilation, lighting, power, and loading dock.