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Galleria Place

Galleria Place

Built and developed by Hines in the 1960’s and 1970’s the two existing office buildings are slated for redevelopment to bring in fresh retail and office space.  In an effort to improve tenant and visitor experience OJB was hired to transform an old single use surface parking lot into a new park space. The intent is to re-imagine the traditional workplace open space by helping to blur the line between work and play, along with socializing and conferencing.  The design takes an innovate approach to creating people-spaces, while maintaining functional, vehicular circulation. By pushing the cars and parking to the periphery of the site, the focus is shifted to the user by creating a new contiguous, pedestrian focused space.

Through these substantive moves the site’s mature live oak trees will be utilized to help shape these new people-spaces. In addition to the large trees, shade structures, seating decks and an open lawn will create diverse, flexible programmatic opportunities for current and future tenants, helping to shape the public’s idea of what functional outdoor spaces can be in Houston. The new outdoor park will also include water features, a performance pavilion, gaming area with ping-pong and bocce, flexible seating and a strong botanical experience.

Location: Houston, TX

Team: Kirksey Architecture