When Dress for Success Houston (DFSH), a not-for-profit organization promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women, grew out of their facilities, Ziegler Cooper provided design services for a new 16,600 square foot office, warehouse and clothing store, addressing the organization’s future needs. A portion of the design services were provided pro-bono.
The design concept blends elements of sustainable design with DFSH´s desire for a corporate setting. Abundant natural light, low water usage, high efficient mechanical systems and a green roof. The corporate setting is achieved through the use of large expanses of glass with horizontal sun shading devices, a two-story entrance lobby and flexible work spaces. The project is currently seeking LEED Certification.