515 Post Oak

Houston, Texas

Wells Real Estate Fund engaged Ziegler Cooper Architects to prepare a comparative building evaluation of 515 Post Oak. The majority of the building was leased by a single tenant whose lease expired in 2011, putting the building back on the market with one of the largest blocks of contiguous space in the Uptown. After an analysis comparison to four competing buildings was performed, it clear to Wells that the 1970’s era building was deficient in many areas.

The design teams final solutions included an increase of net rentable area of 12,000 sf, a new major building entrance and vehicular drop-off, garage pedestrian entry from the building, atrium skylights, upgraded finishes, furniture and graphics along with strategies for preparing the building to be LEED EB. Typical upper floor elevator lobbies, corridors and restrooms were also included in the redevelopment.