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609 Main at Texas

609 Main at Texas in Downtown Houston is home to a 48-story, 1,050,000 SF office tower. The tower is located in the central business district along the city metro rail line, at the intersection of Main and Texas streets. Construction on the pre-certified LEED Platinum building began in March 2014 and was completed in February 2017.

OJB’s scope includes hardscape and landscape improvements at the site’s entry plaza and streetscape along the Main Street side of the building. OJB also designed an expansive two-tiered, 30,000 SF urban Green Roof which offers unprecedented views of the urban skyline. Movable furniture and ipe benches allow for a multitude of flexible seating options on the roof terrace and a place for office workers to reconnect with nature, enjoy their lunch outdoors or host a team meeting in the fresh air. An interior 28-foot tall Greenwall and water feature greet visitors in the main lobby. 609 will share the Houston Skyline with BG Group Place, another joint OJB PCA project completed in 2011.

In keeping with the project’s design goal to be LEED Platinum, the site’s hardscape was designed to include durable non-glare materials selected for their ability to absorb the bright Houston sun and to clearly define circulation. Native and adaptive species were utilized throughout the site ensuring highly efficient planting that thrives in the urban environment, particularly in the shade and wind that is prevalent on roof gardens. A drip irrigation system results in reduced water consumption while the planting absorbs approximately 70 percent of precipitation hitting the roof.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Houston, TX
Team: Pickard Chilton, Kendall / Heaton, Cardno Haynes Whaley, ME Engineers, D.E. Harvey Builders
LEED: Platinum Certified
Photography Credit: Geoff Lyon

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609 Main at Texas

609 Main at Texas in Downtown Houston is home to a 48-story, 1,050,000 SF office tower. The tower is located in the central business district along the city metro rail line, at the intersection of Main and Texas streets. Construction on the pre-certified LEED Platinum building began in March 2014 and was completed in February 2017.

OJB’s scope includes hardscape and landscape improvements at the site’s entry plaza and streetscape along the Main Street side of the building. OJB also designed an expansive two-tiered, 30,000 SF urban Green Roof which offers unprecedented views of the urban skyline. Movable furniture and ipe benches allow for a multitude of flexible seating options on the roof terrace and a place for office workers to reconnect with nature, enjoy their lunch outdoors or host a team meeting in the fresh air. An interior 28-foot tall Greenwall and water feature greet visitors in the main lobby. 609 will share the Houston Skyline with BG Group Place, another joint OJB PCA project completed in 2011.

In keeping with the project’s design goal to be LEED Platinum, the site’s hardscape was designed to include durable non-glare materials selected for their ability to absorb the bright Houston sun and to clearly define circulation. Native and adaptive species were utilized throughout the site ensuring highly efficient planting that thrives in the urban environment, particularly in the shade and wind that is prevalent on roof gardens. A drip irrigation system results in reduced water consumption while the planting absorbs approximately 70 percent of precipitation hitting the roof.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Houston, TX
Team: Pickard Chilton, Kendall / Heaton, Cardno Haynes Whaley, ME Engineers, D.E. Harvey Builders
LEED: Platinum Certified
Photography Credit: Geoff Lyon