The Stella Hotel

With its sleek modern architecture and timeless finishes, The Stella Hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. Completed in 2017, it was the first independent full-service hotel in Bryan-College Station, Texas.

Background

With its sleek modern architecture and timeless finishes, The Stella Hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. Completed in 2017, it was the first independent full-service hotel in Bryan-College Station, Texas. The Stella Hotel anchors Lake Walk, the vibrant 180,000 square-foot town center of ATLAS and the Traditions Club. The 176-key property is adjacent to Traditions Club and Community and Texas A&M University and is at the epicenter of the Texas A&M Biocorridor.

A high-quality roof that matched the architect’s vision was critical in the design of the new six-story building. As a result of a proven history of understanding the complexities of large-scale commercial roof designs, Schulte Roofing® was selected by the general contractor to fulfill this 43,757 square-foot roofing project. With all of the challenges on the design-end of this project—various elevations, slopes, and materials—the commercial roofing experts at Schulte Roofing® were able to provide the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully complete this project on time and within budget.

Challenges

The task of constructing visually appealing, multi-tiered, yet durable roofs on The Stella Hotel presented challenges regarding access and materials. Being a six-story building the use of cranes was unavoidable and due to the hotel’s proximity to the airport approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and specially trained staff were required to operate the cranes. Additionally, a concrete deck was used in the construction of the roof system, requiring moisture testing by on-staff experts and careful planning. To bring the architect’s roof design from conception to completion, three different types of roof assemblies were needed to complete this project.

Solutions

The Stella Hotel required a large-scale, durable roof, while adding a third key element—aesthetically pleasing. Schulte Roofing® was able to deliver on all three elements with its team of experts in the commercial roofing industry. With specially trained staff, Schulte Roofing® was able to streamline the construction of this roof system from start to finish.

Seeking approval to utilize cranes near an airport was a not an issue for Schulte Roofing® as they have certified and specially trained crane operators on staff, to meet the strict requirements of the FAA. In addition to specially certified crane operators, Schulte Roofing® has experts on staff who were able to determine when the concrete deck was suitable for roof assembly installation through moisture testing.

Keeping the architect in mind, Schulte Roofing® was able to provide pre-construction services and support, including product documentation and specifications to determine the best approach to complete the project. Ultimately, Schulte Roofing® masterfully installed three different types of roof assemblies: high performance thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing, modified built-up roofing and standing seam metal roofing. Not only was Schulte Roofing® able to provide the expertise necessary to construct this large-scale, complex commercial roofing system, they were able to provide extended warranties for all of the roof assemblies.

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