Houston Center

Houston Center, a five-block complex built in the 1980s, was redeveloped into a vibrant destination in the heart of downtown Houston. Clark Condon worked with Gensler, Brookfield Properties, and the design team to transform the space into a a park-like setting. A new arrival experience was created through a reimagined central plaza and greenspace, including an iconic spiral staircase that connects the plaza to landscaped terraces above. Connectivity and circulation were prioritized to create a pedestrian-focused, walkable environment with highly amenitized, unique spaces for working, relaxing, or socializing.

The central plaza features a digital water wall, seating, and flexible entertainment space with seamless street-level access. Roof deck terraces offer outdoor co-working spaces to foster collaboration and extend the traditional working environment to the outdoors. Through a combination of sustainable amenities and a park-like atmosphere, Houston Center added 162 trees and nearly 24,000 square feet of greenspace to the urban fabric of downtown while creating places for people to gather and setting the stage for the future.

Houston Center has won the following awards:

LOCATION: Houston, Texas
CLIENT: Brookfield Properties
SIZE: 9.2 Acres
SERVICES: Design through CA
HIGHLIGHTS: Mixed-Use Complex. Streetscapes. Walkable Environment. Restaurants + Retail. Greenspace. Water Feature. Flexible Gathering Spaces. Co-Working Spaces.
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