Comfortable outdoor spaces meet employee needs in all-weather conditions
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DETAILS

LocationHouston, Texas, United States
ClientConfidential
Size8.8 acres (site); 3.9 acres (landscape)

This corporate campus aims to provide a creative, multi-functional space with an authentic Houston character. The development is located in Springwoods Village, one of North Houston’s most progressive mixed-use communities. The design’s spaces include an arrival garden, a social park, an event terrace, and multi-function athletic court, which combine to establish a flexible series of zones that meet the social and recreational needs of employees while offering the company multiple options for corporate event programming.

Visitors to the campus are welcomed by a large reflecting pool and a sculpture that references the region. The Icehouse, a casual bar-style “hangout” with oversized bar furniture, picnic tables, and yard games, further reinforces local culture. The event terrace, used primarily for corporate functions, is a flexible space with native meadowland planting and canopy trees to accommodate all weather conditions, with stormwater management built into the design.

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