SCOPE OF WORK
The Houston View apartment conversion will take the existing structure and implement an entirely new and contemporary building envelope that complements the Houston skyline, makde of glass and metal cladding along with decorative metal panels for accenting and screening the parking structure. New street level landscape and hardscape appointments will also be added. The modern design will incorporate the latest in sustainable and energy efficient technologies to achieve bot LEED Platinum and Emerald Green designations.
The ground floor will offer a formal lobby with porte-cochere for resident/guest drop-off and will also provide office and commercial space for medical services, fitness center, and resident services. The existing parking structure provides ample parking for residents and guests with the opportunity to lease the additional stalls to monthly commuters in need of secure down town parking. The basement of the building will include rentable storage spaces for residents in need of additional storage space. The pool deck above the parking garage will be renovated along with the creation of outdoor container garden areas with special paving to create a resort like environment for residents. Residential units will span from the 6th to the 30th floor. The most dramatic feature of the building will be the glass enclosed roof top community room and garden above the 30th floor accented with a contemporary wedge shaped roof structure that completes the new image and identity of the building.
A total of 252 apartment units offer an urban loft aesthetic with open floor plans and floor to ceiling glass along the outer wall to enhance the surrounding views. The renovation will provide a mix of 1 & 2 bedroom units ranging from 700 square feet to over 900 square feet. Accessibility in apartment units is a key tenet of the overall design concept. Most floors contain 11 apartment units, an elevator core/lobby, mechanical room, and a resident lounge with television viewing, sittin, and library areas that will serve as an extension to individual living spaces.