LOCATION: Houston, Texas
PROJECT SIZE: 382,000 sq ft
Since the building originally housed office space, the design included massive changes to the layout and the addition of a Pavilion space on the 5th floor, which houses the hotel lobby, ballrooms, restaurant and pool. Due to the building’s status on the National Register, careful attention was paid to the pavilion which is carefully situated as to not be visible from the street and to not interrupt the beautiful composition of the original podium and tower concept.
“For me, personally, as a young architect to have the opportunity to work on this project and attempt to build off what these legends did and what their work accomplished — what architect wouldn’t want that opportunity? It was challenging at times, even a little nerve-wracking, but to see the final product and to see the photos, I mean, you just can’t ask for much more.”
— Zach Sumada Director of Design