Studio RED Architects will host the 2011 Awards Gala, Viva Houston!, for the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Saturday, April 16. The event will be held at the City of Houston Central Permitting Center, currently undergoing renovations by the Houston-based architecture firm.
The center, scheduled to open this summer, was designed by the Studio RED team to be functional, sustainable and economically feasible. Through the renovation of the 86-year old former rice warehouse, the city will see substantial savings over the cost of a new building.
The building will also use many of the techniques featured in the Green Resource Center for homeowners, architects and builders such as recycled materials, raised-floor air conditioning and water harvesting. This project serves as a model for ways to be responsible to the earth and on our own pocketbooks.
City of Houston Central Permitting Center: Before and After Renovation
View more renovation projects by Studio RED Architects here.