Passionate preservationist reviving Eado relic
When developer Andrew Kaldis says he makes choices based on personality, he isn’t kidding. Since 1981, Kaldis has been on a mission to renovate the forgotten and neglected older gems of Houston’s urban building stock. He feels historic properties, especially, are what inject personality into Houston. His development company has renovated dozens of buildings and given them new life as shopping centers, offices, retail space, and apartments. His newest endeavor will reimagine an industrial building in Houston’s buzzy East End neighborhood into a creative workspace with retail and restaurants. IRONWORKS is a 60,000 s.f. renovation of the historic Cameron Iron Works building, built in 1935. The expansive interior will be fit out with converted shipping containers that will house both workspaces and pop-up retail areas. The Market will feature a variety of food options with communal seating in the open area between containers. A main Boardwalk will serve as the connective spine through the space. Double-stacked containers will also feature finished roofs, providing additional work and collaboration areas. PRISM worked with architect Nicholas Becraft to produce renderings to help with marketing and pre-leasing efforts. Construction is underway and anticipated to be complete by the end of 2020.