The name says it all: Including Kids is a non-profit organization that helps people with autism and related disabilities maximize their individual potential by using applied behavioral analysis in order to achieve meaningful inclusion in the community. PRISM is supporting their worthwhile work as a part of our giving program. We sponsored their recent gala, which is their only fundraising event. “Your Golden Ticket to a World of Possibility” was a fun, colorful Willie Wonkaesque-themed gala with chocolate factory gates and life-size candy! Funds raised that evening will help sponsor community outreach events like workshops, trainings, young adult social events, autism-friendly bingo nights, job coaching and much more. By fostering an environment built around the mantra, "instruct, inspire, and include," Including Kids is creating a truly inclusive society where every child is given the opportunity to succeed.
We hope you choose PRISM for the value our renderings and animations add to your projects. For those times when your public projects require minority-certified business participation, we’ve got that covered too! PRISM is certified as a State of Texas historically underutilized business (HUB), a City of Houston Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and City of Houston Women Business Enterprise (WBE). If you are pursuing a project and want to list PRISM to fulfill your requirement, please contact Jing to discuss the details and obtain a copy of our certificate.
MORGAN, Inc. continues to expand its Pearl brand of luxury apartments. PRISM developed the renderings to help MORGAN market their newest multifamily development, The Pearl Riverland, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A total of 252 units are housed in six four-story buildings, located around a new lake. The units range from one to three bedrooms and feature the high-end finishes The Pearl brand is known for. MSA Architects designed the development. MORGAN has 12 Pearl apartments open in California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida, with several more in development or opening soon.
Luxury apartment complex West End Station opened in March in the shadow of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Developer DPJ Residential of Charlotte teamed with architect Axiom Architecture and interior designer/stager Stage Your House to bring the vision alive for an industrial contemporary building amidst renovated historic lofts.
Linda Wendelken, owner and designer at Stage Your House, hired PRISM to do early phase renderings to help communicate the design details. Despite no previous experience working directly with a rendering firm and without developed CAD files, Linda worked closely with PRISM to produce several different interior views of amenity areas and inside the apartments. “The staff at PRISM walked us through what we needed to send them, like pictures, drawings, paint colors, other furniture, and accessory items – all the items needed for the developer’s vision for the project to show,” Wendelken said. She added that she was intimidated initially, but during the process and even with project changes and design changes from the architect, the regular communication with PRISM kept things on track. Perhaps her highest compliment – “When you look at the rendering and stand in the clubhouse, you can see the rendering truly matches our finished project! Thank you for helping us show off this vision.”
West End Station has 229 units with 1- and 2-bedroom floorplans. Units have high-end finishes. There is a saltwater swimming pool surrounded by elevated courtyards with a fire pit, leash-free dog park, two-story clubhouse, enclosed parking for 300 cars and available electric car charging.
W2 Real Estate Partners is the successor to Simmons Vedder Partners' commercial and multifamily development operations. Based in Austin, W2 has developed a varied portfolio including mixed-use, student and senior housing, office, multifamily, and warehouse. Steve Freche, Managing Partner at W2, has relied on PRISM for renderings to use throughout the development process on several of their projects. W2 has projects across the Sun Belt and the Midwest.
Come on over to our virtual place and see what’s new! Thanks to the leadership of April Guzik and the team at Limb Design, the PRISM website has a fresh new look on several pages. Our Portfolio page now clearly showcases the stunning projects our clients entrusted us to visualize through renderings and animations. You can see the women who make the magic happen and their individual roles on our Leadership page. The News page is now easier to navigate. Our appreciation and thanks to Limb Design for their vision, patience, and outstanding work!
Your favorite new barista just may be a robot. PRISM is working with an inspiring new coffee company, Briggo, and they are planning to change the world of custom hot drinks with distinctively delicious coffee and tea brewed at self-serve kiosks. Briggo has already expanded from its Austin base and has ambitious plans for more new “coffee haus” locations in 2019. The company is committed to providing the highest quality coffee, which they trace from source to finished products, and lower waste production. Whether ordered remotely from their app or at the coffee haus, customers get fully customizable, gourmet espresso drinks on demand.
PRISM has produced some renderings to showcase how Briggo’s compact kiosks can work in their proposed airport locations. These coffee hauses have already been installed in a variety of settings like convention centers, offices, and in high-traffic outdoor areas. Fast Company magazine just listed Briggo to their 2019 Most Innovative Companies list. It’s the dawn of #connectedcoffee.
Another high profile development is coming to the Heights. The Market at Houston Heights is expected to open in summer 2019. It is located at North Shepherd and 16th Street and is being billed as a lifestyle destination, housing unique dining concepts and retailers. Developers Capital Retail Properties and Wile Interests tapped Michael Hsu Office of Architecture for his distinct upscale Texas touches; Hsu also designed the highly touted Heights Mercantile located two miles southeast of Market at Houston Heights. Identity Architects is the architect of record.
The 30,000 s.f. center sits on a 1.7-acre site designed to encourage walking and biking, though there will be 160 parking spaces. There is one 4,000 s.f. building planned for about 10 tenants, including a restaurant. An adjacent 2-story 26,000 s.f. building will house other restaurants, services such as spas, and potentially office tenants. A central 3,000 s.f. outdoor plaza will host community events. PRISM worked with Capital Retail Properties on renderings for leasing and project PR.
Houston firm Jackson & Ryan Architects has amassed a diverse project portfolio within Texas. Nationally they are recognized as a leader in animal welfare design, with care facilities and adoption centers built across the country. PRISM is proud to support the firm by providing renderings and animations, many of which are used for capital campaigns.