Now, guests of Morris emerge from the buildings elevators into a striking lobby, featuring bright white terrazzo tile flooring, lacquered wood veneer wall panels which transition into a wood panel ceiling. A large glass fronted conference room, with 180 degree views of downtown Houston, runs parallel to the reception seating areas. The clean look of the reception space is complimented by a sculpted drywall ceiling and accented with a custom area rug in Morris’ signature red.
In the work areas, office fronts and sliding doors are panelized glass from DIRTT. The existing concrete slab in this 1981 tower had a number of uneven areas including occasional slopes in excess of half inch from the building’s core and building perimeter. Our team leveled the existing building slab’s uneven conditions to ensure DIRTT’s panels would have a secure, flush foundation.
Back-painted glass marker boards were installed over large areas in Morris’ collaborative work space, creating opportunities for brainstorming design concepts. We also created a spectacular working library for materials samples. This space includes a multi-spectrum light system allowing designers to present materials, under various light ‘temperatures’, and study the ‘true’ colors a product will reflect in their client’s finished space.