As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, disrupting daily life and causing major economic damage, design leaders are pivoting to focus on how building design can combat infectious diseases and improve public health outcomes.
Tunnels have been a mainstay of Downtown Houston for decades, and each new office tower has made sure to plug in to its lifeline.
But Jon Pickard, the world-renowned designer behind many of Houston's most iconic office properties, thinks it is time to let the tunnels die.
As in every industry, there are fads. In architecture, evidence of past fads are notoriously visible, as they can literally dominate the skyline of a city. Pickard believes right now there is a tendency to over-design, where architects are trying to incorporate too many elements in a single space.
Faster, higher, stronger. All across America, developers, designers and urban planners are turning the Olympic motto into architectural reality, reshaping the face of American cities in the process. We selected the 14 most eye-catching projects underway in the country.
The Galleria and Greenway Plaza submarkets have 1.8M SF of development underway, which is 48% pre-leased. With help from JLL research manager Graham Hildebrand, we broke down the seven office buildings in the dirt.