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HBJ’s 2020 Landmark Award Winner and Finalist

  • Houston, TX - September 28,2020
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Winner: Guard and Grace

TAG Restaurant Group

General contractor:
O’Donnell/Snider Construction

Boss Architecture


I.A. Naiman & Associates

Interior designer:
Boss Architecture


Privately financed

Other dealmakers:
4Site Advisors (owners representative)

The goal behind Guard and Grace was to connect the dots between community, history, geography, food, ingredients, culture and design. It embraces the recently completed plaza garden of One Allen Center, bringing the outdoors inside through tall glass walls and a raised dining terrace. The project is on the ground floor and second floor of the One Allen Center office tower. The restaurant is 15,000 square feet over two floors, with three bars and four private dining rooms. The Allen Center and immediate area has traditionally been a daytime office use, with limited nighttime options.

Guard and Grace is currently temporarily closed due to the pandemic.

15,059 square feet

Project value:
Not disclosed



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