By Cara Smith – Special to the Houston Business Journal

HBJ’s 2019 Landmark Awards: Workplace Interior winner and finalists

  • Houston, TX - April 11,2019
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Winner: Motiva, Levels 2 & 3
General Contractor: O’Donnell/Snider Construction

Architect: Kirksey Architecture

Structural Engineer: Cardno

MEP: I.A. Naman + Associates Inc.

Interior Designer: Kirksey Architecture

Motiva moved into two floors in the recently renovated One Allen Center in downtown. The company’s space includes accent walls with graphics that represent Motiva’s various business assets, as well as a new reception area and conferencing center for visitors that will expand the company’s brand and generate new business in Houston.

Prior to expanding onto levels two and three in One Allen Center, Motiva was already occupying four levels in One Allen, but those spaces were primarily designated for employees. This move was partially fueled by Motiva’s desire for space to show off their brand and host clients in visually appealing reception and conference areas.

Motiva will be adding a substantial number of jobs to the Houston market, per a company spokesperson.

Size: 26,000 square feet

Project value: Undisclosed

CBRE’s space was a consolidation of the company’s three Houston offices. It is entirely paperless, and it was designed with modern functionality in mind.
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CBRE’s space was a consolidation of the company’s three Houston offices. It is entirely paperless, and it was designed with modern functionality in mind.
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Finalist: CBRE Houston
Developer: CBRE

General Contractor: D.E. Harvey Builders

Architect: Gensler

Engineer: HOK

MEP: I.A. Naman & Associates Inc.

Interior Designer: Gensler

CBRE’s 77,000-square-foot space was a consolidation of the company’s three Houston offices. The office is entirely paperless, and it was designed with modern functionality in mind. Employees are free to choose to work in roughly 40 unique work settings, and a majority of the work settings in CBRE’s new office were specifically designed to foster socialization and collaboration. The office is also home to custom-crafted pieces by local artisans, including woodwork, metalwork and illustrations.

CBRE’s consolidation into Williams Tower was significant for the Uptown submarket, too. CBRE’s Houston office is the largest of the company’s “CBRE 360” — a designation given to the company’s paperless, open and renovated offices — locations in the world. The office is also equipped with Liquid Galaxy, which allows professionals to display satellite views of Houston and views from around the globe, as well as CBRE’s proprietary data, such as debt situations and area demographics.

Size: 77,695 square feet

Project value: Undisclosed

Abel Design Group renovated executive floors of America Tower at 2929 Allen Parkway for Musket Corp., which relocated from downtown Houston to America Tower.
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Abel Design Group renovated executive floors of America Tower at 2929 Allen Parkway for Musket Corp., which relocated from downtown Houston to America Tower.
COURTESY

Finalist: Musket Corporation
Developer: Musket Corp.

General Contractor: Trademark Hitt

Architect: Abel Design Group

Engineer: Henderson Rogers Structural Engineers

MEP: EBE Inc.

Broker: Jackson Cooksey

Abel Design Group renovated executive floors of America Tower at 2929 Allen Parkway for Musket Corp., which relocated from downtown Houston to America Tower. The space had been vacant for years and was a relic of the ‘80s. Abel Design Group used design tools, mood boards and sketches to bring Musket Corp.’s vision for a modernized office space to life.

One of the space’s distinguishing features is an internal staircase that connects two floors. Musket Corp.’s space was designed to accommodate future growth.

Size: 37,000 square feet

Project value: Undisclosed

The Annex HTX is a coworking space that caters to freelancers, writers, designers, artists and other entrepreneurs, who can work and collaborate in a modern space.
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The Annex HTX is a coworking space that caters to freelancers, writers, designers, artists and other entrepreneurs, who can work and collaborate in a modern space.
COURTESY

Finalist: The Annex HTX
Developer: Construction Concepts

General Contractor: Construction Concepts

Architect: AMC Design

MEP: AMC Design

Engineer: AMC Design

The Annex HTX is a new coworking community in east downtown. The space caters to freelancers, writers, designers, artists and other entrepreneurs, who can work and collaborate in a modern space. It was designed with industrial chic influences in mind, and all of the space’s finishes — from custom fabricated steel and railing to extensive millwork and laminates — were crafted by Construction Concepts’ in-house artisans.

Construction Concepts and The Annex HTX worked hand-in-hand in designing the space. The finished product is a revitalized industrial warehouse that’ll help growing businesses and creators thrive in the east downtown hub.

Size: 6,500 square feet

Project value: $700,000

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