811 Louisiana

Houston, TX

Project Description

This travertine-clad building built in 1970 was known for decades as one of two towers sited in close proximity that served as the home of a major energy company. In 2014, as the prime tenant prepared to leave, the owner worked with Page to develop a strategy to create a new identity and reposition the building in the corporate real estate market. The result is a Class A building featuring a new entrance, lobby, and a new façade on the four story base that redefines its presence in the downtown landscape.

The extensive renovation draws on the classic modern lines of the building’s architectural heritage while projecting a new image and brand. Natural stone, wood veneer, textured cast glass and stainless steel contribute to the building’s updated yet timeless appearance. The original brief described the project as a lobby renovation, but during discussions with ownership, it became a more ambitious project to transform the brand and perception in the market of this well-known building.