Fentress Architects Opens a New Office in Houston
Houston, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Fentress Architects, an international design firm known for sustainable and iconic public architecture, announced the opening of a new office in Houston. This move is in response to opportunities the firm has been pursuing in the region. Fentress has a strategic partnership with STOA, a Texas-based architectural firm led by C.C. Lee. Together, Fentress and STOA will be able to offer a new level of design service in the Houston area.
We have designed a number of landmark buildings in Texas, so opening an office here is a natural progression. Because Houston is an important gateway to South America and Central America, and a global design destination, it will continue to play a vital role in the global economy.Curtis Fentress
Fentress is expert in large-scale public and civic projects such as airports, convention centers, courthouses, museums, high rises, and interior design. Using their eight Touchstones of Design®, they have a process that creates cutting edge facilities that are unique to their community and place. Their airport projects include some of the top-ranked airports in the world such as Denver International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Incheon International Airport, and the recently completed Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, the most cutting-edge international terminal in the world. With more than 35 million square feet of office space in their portfolio, including several high-rise buildings, the firm recently completed the new 32-acre Charles Schwab Corporate Campus in Denver, Colorado. They also have a long list of laboratory designs having completed several buildings on the Anschutz Research Campus at the University of Colorado Denver, and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, California, which is hailed as the epicenter of stem cell research.
Fentress Architects was started by Curtis Fentress over 35 years ago. The firm has won more than 450 awards, honors and accolades; and in 2011, Curtis was honored with AIA’s highest award in public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award. The firm has 150 employees nationwide and has been ranked as one of the top 100 design firms in the world by Engineering News-Record.
Pioneering Sustainability | Fentress Architects has been a pioneer of sustainable design since the studio was founded in 1980. They designed the largest daylit structure in the United States and the second largest LEED Gold building of its era, which later achieved LEED EB Platinum. The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX recently achieved LEED Gold. This commitment to sustainability led Engineering News-Record magazine to rank the firm among the Top 10 Green Design Firms in the United States in 2010.
Fentress Architects’ Houston Office Address:
6001 Savoy Dr., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77036