Confidential Corporate Office Tower
Ziegler Cooper was selected to design a corporate headquarters for one of the largest privately-held exploration and production companies in the United States. Located in Houston’s Central Business District on a 65,000-square-foot full city block, the new 22-story office tower features a podium-style design with one level of parking below grade and eight levels above grade. The additional 14 levels of office space located above the garage total approximately 460,000 GSF, with typical floor plans featuring more than 22,000 square feet of usable space.
The pedestrian-friendly design features an extended curtain wall at the street level to conceal the parking garage. Additionally, the building footprint was reduced to allow for extensive landscaping at the street level, which also includes more than 9,500 GSF of retail space. The amenity floor, located on level nine, contains the main reception area, multiple conference rooms, a large town hall-style meeting room, a rooftop garden, a fitness center, and a communal Starbucks-style barista area. State-of-the-art technology is integrated throughout the lobby and tunnel areas, with interactive audio/visual panels featured along the walls. Interior finishes consist of a crisp, modern pallet of stone and wood, while floor-to-ceiling windows further enhance the bright and open feeling fostered throughout the space.