The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named Studio RED Architects as Firm of the Year 2015. Its four founding partners shaped Studio RED as a unique, alternative architectural practice, countering the traditional model normally seen. The AIA Houston Firm of the Year Award is presented annually to a Houston architecture firm that has consistently produced distinguished work for a period of at least 10 years.
“We couldn’t be more proud to be presented the Firm of the Year Award by our peers,” says Pete Ed Garrett, partner. The firm was honored at the 2015 Celebrate Architecture Gala on April 25. Follow the link to read more and to watch the Firm of the Year video.
SEARCH Breaks Ground on New Headquarters
SEARCH Homeless Services broke ground May 18 on its new headquarters designed by Studio RED Architects in east downtown Houston. The two-story, 27K sf office building will include two covered entries, a large lobby and waiting areas, offices, meeting rooms, cubicle areas and supporting facilities.
Studio RED Architects and SEARCH have held a long-standing relationship as neighbors in Midtown. Studio RED has volunteered as servers at meals, held community meetings, provided pro bono services and identified sites for the new administrative building and a second House of Tiny Treasures for the children of their clients. Follow the link for more info and renderings.
USGBC Plaque Ceremony for TreeHouse Memorial City
Studio RED Architects was privileged to join the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Gulf Coast Chapter and American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) in honoring the TreeHouse Memorial City commercial office building design for its prestigious Double Platinum LEED Status. It’s not often that a project achieves LEED Platinum Certification. To receive two Platinum accolades is truly admirable.
Kristi Byers, Studio RED Sustainability Manager, commented after ceremony, “We’re proud of this project and our client, MetroNational, who challenged us to see this vision to reality.”
The Studio RED Guide to Summer Fun: Outdoor Venues to Visit
This summer, we’ll share with our readers some indoor and outdoor suggestions of Studio RED-designed places and spaces to visit.
The partners of Studio RED Architects have designed many outdoor entertainment venues and family-friendly town centers that are primed for your summer entertainment. We invite you to attend an event at one of these great spaces and let us know how you enjoyed the setting.
Follow the link below for our Texas Top 5 Outdoor Venues to Visit and their summer event schedules.