Ziegler Cooper was commissioned to update the classic design of the Park Laureate office building at 10000 Memorial Drive. Since inception, the building has enjoyed a reputation as the premier Tanglewood/Memorial Villages/Memorial Drive boutique office building. What came together back in 1986 was a perfectly beautiful, tree-filled, bayou front site with a beautifully designed and executed iconic Class A building with structured parking reflecting the recognition that the surrounding neighborhood was filled with prospective tenants who were longing for a business home near their family homes in the same area. As Houston has grown and traffic patterns have intensified, the Park Laureate is ever more convenient not only to the surrounding neighborhoods but also to the Energy Corridor and Westchase, the Galleria, the Woodlands, Memorial Park and River Oaks.
After Ziegler Cooper completed a comprehensive Facilities Evaluation, our findings indicated that the 151,358 sf, 10-story office building and structured garage was originally designed and constructed to very high quality standards and has been very well maintained. A few select areas were selected to improve, including a comprehensive signage program, minor landscape upgrades, upgrades to the main building entrance curtain wall and lighting; introduction of wood paneling to soften the granite walls; new ceilings and high efficiency lighting; upgrades to elevator cabs; complete finish and ADA upgrades to all the restrooms; upgrades to the typical multi-tenant elevator lobbies and corridors. A highlight of the new front entrance lobby is a tribute sculpture display honoring their most prestigious tenant, President George H. W. Bush.