Starshine Texas is a 10,000 square foot space for family, business and community events on 25 acres in Houston, Texas. Russell Schulte, CEO and founder of Starshine Texas, says that they chose a metal building “to give versatility to the venue so that we could do anything that we wanted.”


With the beautiful wood finishes inside Starshine, you might forget that it’s a metal building system. In fact, you have to go out to the porch to see the tapered steel rafters that are a signature element of every metal building. An engaging two-minute video about the project can he viewed here.

This versatility includes large expansions without any supporting beams to give the owners the ability to set up for many different types of events. The main hall is wide open, allowing them to configure it for a variety of purposes. 

The minimal framing in the end walls allows for large banks of windows with views of a beautiful lake. High ceilings coupled with large ceiling fans create natural ventilation, minimizing the HVAC requirements. The wood cladding gives the whole place a warm cabin-like feel — and it helps with the acoustics during large events.


Houston, Texas


10,000 sq. ft.


Schulte Building Systems (SBS)


Schulte Building Systems (SBS), PBR wall panel profile in 26-gauge metal with a Galvalume finish.

Roofing materials: 

Schulte Building Systems (SBS), VS-216 standing seam panel profile in 24-gauge metal with a Galvalume finish.

Exterior trim: 

Schulte Building Systems (SBS), 26-gauge metal with a Galvalume finish.

Canopy Soffit Panels: 

Schulte Building Systems (SBS), SL-12 panel profile in 24-gauge metal with a Polar White finish.

Interior Mezzanine Framing: 

New Millennium Building Systems, K-Series Joist with 36” wide floor deck that is 1.5” Deep, 22-gauge and G-60 Galvanized.


Tell Manufacturing Inc. Exterior entry doors are insulated, and wind rated with mortice locksets, lever handle, weather-stripping and keyed alike.


Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation, SealTite Pro open cell sprayed polyurethane foam.