Ziegler Cooper Architects
The new 25,000 s.f. office for Ziegler Cooper is located in a unique and inspirational space on Level 3 of the Bank of America Center in downtown Houston, Texas. Featuring 65’ high cathedral ceilings over a highly open and collaborative studio, the space was designed to be a “concept showroom” to demonstrate the latest design, planning and furniture concepts in real-time to clients.
The lobby atrium, or “Great Hall”, accommodates approximately 100 seats, including 5 glass-fronted partner offices. A “benching” solution for open workspaces created the ability to add seating by removing the returns. This centralization of design studios places leadership in direct communication with professional staff. Museum like display walls, technology-rich team rooms, a centrally located Innovation Lounge and a Critics Corner all encourage creativity and foster dialogue about the creative process.
The generously sized reception area anchors the conference center, which includes 2 large flex-training rooms, furnished with modular tables and seating to adapt to different types and sizes of meetings. A porcelain tile floor connects the café and resource center space, creating a large, multi-function area for large meetings and events. The design received LEED for Corporate Interiors v 2009, Gold Certification.