COTE: Materials Innovation Tour
Join us for an exciting event at the Material Innovation Center at Port San Antonio, where innovative research and sustainable building practices come together. This event will begin with presentations from local experts on integrating material reuse into the architecture practice, including Stephanie Phillips, the City of San Antonio’s Deconstruction and Circular Economy Program Manager, who will describe the City’s policies and partnerships to increase building material reuse and the history and future of the Material Innovation Center .
After the presentations, we will embark on a tour of the historic structures including the bungalows, nurses’ quarters, warehouse, and toolshed. Originally constructed to house military officers, the structures now serve as labs for future craftspeople, material innovators, and community members alike. One of the main features is a visit to the large bungalows that are undergoing restoration to serve as a learning lab for training programs by the city’s Office of Historic Preservation.
Following the tour, we will return for a group discussion where attendees can ask questions, share their thoughts, and explore ideas about sustainable building practices and innovative research in the building materials industry. This event is ideal for architects, builders, designers, and anyone interested in sustainable building practices. Join us for this unique opportunity to gain insight and inspiration on how to create beautiful and environmentally responsible buildings.