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Cesar Pelli protegé (he worked on the world’s then-tallest building, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Tower), co-founded Pickard Chilton with William Chilton in 1997. The pair have practiced as design architects internationally, including large, complex and high-performance buildings for Fortune 500 clients.
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.