The Houston Business Journal has announced the winners for its 2018 Landmark awards and West Houston came up big on the list. All real estate in the Greater Houston area was qualified to enter their project into 16 different categories that include
- Community Impact
- Educational Facility
- Headquarters Move
- Office Building or Campus
Once a project fits the criteria they can then be judged by members of the Houston Real Estate industry. Of all the entries, 54 were made finalists, and the West Houston Association had no shortage of members involved in many of the awarded projects.
Walter P. Moore, boasted a total of 9 mentions with the Star of Hope Corner Stone Campus, Houston Advanced Research Center, BHP Billiton, Dow Texas Innovative Center, Katy ISD Legacy Stadium, HCC Coleman Health Science Center, Kirby Collection, Rice MD Anderson Biological Lab, and Center for Device Innovation at TMC.
BGE, Inc. engineered Lakeland Village Center. “Bridgeland has planned for a village center to be located in each of the community’s four villages. Lakeland Village Center is the first and includes dining, retail, medical offices and employment opportunities. Lakeland Village Center is adjacent to the community of Lakeland Heights, allowing this unique shopping center to be within walking distance for residents.”
Jones & Carter, Inc. engineered The Ivy located in River Oaks. This luxury apartment complex offers homes ranging from 550 square ft. to 3,070 sq ft. in a 17 story high rise. The Ivy offers a number of great amenities to its residents including a catering kitchen and a private resident bar, but also a 4.5-acre park for all in the community to access.
Othon did the civil engineering for Houston ISD Milby High School. Milby, being one of the districts oldest schools, needed renovations that improved the structures but kept the historic significance of the space. The project was capped at 58.2 million dollars and included over 240,000 sq ft. of new construction.
MetroNational was recognized for their development on Cemex USA and Hotel Zaza. Cemex USA’s $7 million new building was meant to reaffirm the ideals of the company while deconstructing the appearance of business place hierarchy. They brought all of the companies local area employees together in one space for improved team building and cooperation while the space itself is proof and demonstration of the products the provide. Hotel Zaza is among the few luxury hotels in the west Houston Area. They are uniquely equipped for hotel guest, multi-family housing and restaurant services. The McCarthy sits on the 10-story hotel and houses 133 apartments that have just begun taking residents this year.
Hines Interests developed 609 Main at Texas and Aris Market Square. Aris Market Square is a development in the historic district of downtown Houston with just over 250 units that are stacked on top of retail stores. 609 Main at Texas stands out in the Houston skyline with floor to ceiling windows, as it takes the title of the largest building in the district. With 1.06 million square ft. this office space is home to multiple of Houston’s top employers.
Houston Community College developed a new Coleman Health Science Tower at the Coleman College for Health Sciences, located in the Houston Medical Center. This 10-story building was built not only to provide spaces to educate the students of over 20 different health science degrees, but also has 3 empty floors reserved for future expansion and innovation.
Katy ISD were the developers of their Katy ISD Legacy Staduim that is one of the largest, most expensive high school stadiums in the state. This arena is host to all 8 Katy high school’s football teams and even has the capability to become a festival venue or banquet hall.
The Howard Hughes Corp. developed the Lakeland Village Center just outside of its Bridgeland master planned community. The creation of the development cost over $20 million dollars to build and has medical offices, retail space, dining and more.
Moody Rambin Interests brokered the deal to construct Chapman and Kirby, a 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant that pays homage to the original founders of Houston. This venue was intended to be host to some of Houston’s most upscale events and dining experiences. Whats unique about this project is that about 20% of the funding came from the crowdsourcing platform NextSeed.
Johnson Petrov LLP. attorney Alan Petrov, was the counselor for Evelyn’s Park Conservatory. This Conservatory was donated by siblings Jerry and Maury Rubenstein to honor the memory of their mother and is located in Bellaire. It is not only an event space that has a park with a natural playground, but also has a cafe that serves all day, and an Alice and Wonderland themed tea garden for guests to enjoy.
Turner Duran Architects constructed The Salvation Army Wayne Bergstrom Center of Hope. The facility was only open for 2 months prior to the worst storm in US history, Hurricane Harvey. Because of its timely open, the Center of Hope was able to host over 120 homeless people and feed 200+ mouths over a 10 day span during the recovery. This is the only facility with an overnight option for homeless men AND women in Montgomery County which has grown by an alarming rate in just 5 years.