Project Spotlight: Commercial Office Building in Houston, Texas


New business space features high ceilings and glazing to maximize natural light exposure

Construction has been completed for one of Studio RED Architects’ recent commercial design projects, an office building in Houston, Texas. Commissioned by an owner who wishes to remain anonymous, Studio RED created a completely customized space for single-business use.


After working with the client on two residential projects, Studio RED was selected to design a unique office space that balanced an open-air design aesthetic with the functionality that the business required. While privacy and openness could be considered a trade-off in the design of a commercial office building, the design from Studio RED successfully balances both elements by incorporating high ceilings and a large amount of natural lighting into each of the individual office areas. Attached to a large open atrium, each of the smaller rooms feature multiple windows that are arranged to optimize natural cross ventilation and views of the outdoor area.

Aiming to create a space that minimized the separation between indoor and outdoor areas, the team from Studio RED, led Commercial Office Design | Studio RED Architectsby partner and lead designer Trung Doan, was able to create a design that met all of the clients functional and stylistic needs. “The main goal of the design was to create a space that felt almost as if it was not surrounded by a larger building, but instead by the outdoors,” said Trung Doan. “The high ceilings and large windows allow the client and his employees to enjoy the breeze and the views as if they were sitting and working outside.” After meeting with the client to understand his needs for the business space as well as his desire for an emphasis on bringing the outdoors in, Studio RED was able to create a tailored design that exceeded the clients expectations.

About Studio RED

Lead designer Trung Doan is a Studio RED founding partner with over 20 years of experience and a unique passion for designing complex projects with a particular emphasis on assembly and entertainment facilities. He is consistently recognized for his achievements in design.

Studio RED Architects is a Houston-based architectural firm with a reputation for design and excellence in entertainment, commercial and worship facilities. Notable projects include worship centers such as Lakewood Church, performing arts centers such as the Texas Southmost College Music Education Building, and renovation projects such as the LEED award-winning City of Houston Permitting Center.

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