Construction has begun on Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (NYSE: HPE) new campus in Springwoods Village north of Houston, according to a Feb. 12 press release.
As the nation's fourth-largest city and one of its most diverse, Houston should be better.
So says architect Jon Pickard, principal of New Haven, Conn.-based Pickard Chilton, who comes to Houston and clamors for a vibrant street life, more parks like Discovery Green and an overall energy he gets from such cities as Chicago, Seattle and Denver.
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.
Pickard Chilton has been selected by McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge to design T3 RiNo, a new Class-A, mixed-use office project in Denver, Colorado’s RiNo (River North) neighborhood.