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.