More luxury leasing in Springwoods Village
CityPlace is the 60-acre mixed-use development bringing upscale retail, Class A office, and luxury multifamily to the larger Springwoods Village master planned development. When complete, Springwoods Village will house as many as 40,000 employees. The Mark at CityPlace is now leasing well-appointed apartments in a building full of high end amenities.
Signorelli celebrates anniversary, Valley Ranch growth
Danny Signorelli, the founder and CEO of The Signorelli Company, began buying land for Valley Ranch in 2000, 11 years before construction started on the ExxonMobil campus. Today, Valley Ranch Town Center is the largest retail project under construction in the greater Houston area. Signorelli just celebrated their 23rd anniversary with over 55 employees; in recognition of this milestone, PRISM is proud to highlight our client and their contributions to Houston’s development.
The big game's lasting impact
Ever since the NFL announced in May 2013 that Houston would host Super Bowl LI, the clock began ticking on a long list of capital projects. An estimated $1.5 billion was invested in Houston’s downtown entertainment district alone, plus additional spending around NRG Park and Hobby Airport. Beyond serving as the hub for Super Bowl festivities, the area around the George R. Brown Convention Center is now the new front door to welcome visitors and potential investors to a transformed Space City.
Crescent's luxury lifestyle apartments now open
Over two years ago, Crescent Communities began development on their upscale apartment community, Crescent Northpoint. Working with interior architecture and design firm M.Ford & Associates, their clear vision of an energetic urban retreat delivered with stunning reality, as shown above in the lobby rendering (left) vs. the completed lobby. PRISM worked with Crescent on renderings for multiple views of the amenity areas and apartment interiors.
HBJ Landmark Award Winner
It’s official: the John Cooper School of Rock Math + Science Center won the top award in the Educational Facility category of the 2017 HBJ Landmark Awards. This STEM facility designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects adds 56,000 s.f. to the school’s campus in The Woodlands. It is positioned to serve as the fourth side of the masterplanned middle/upper school outdoor quad. Inside, each classroom is designed to function as both lab and lecture space. A central 3-story forum provides vertical circulation and contains additional collaboration space. Congratulations to the whole team on this honor!
HBJ Landmark Award Finalists
Landmarks are buildings or places of outstanding aesthetic or cultural importance. To be HBJ Landmark Award Finalists, these buildings and places must also improve the look, feel and image of our city. From the 56 projects in 19 categories this year, PRISM has 7 projects in 4 categories recognized with the distinction of Finalist!
Kirby Grove Highlights Upper Kirby Green Space
Construction is nearing completion at Kirby Grove, featured above and designed by our client, Munoz + Albin, who is known for their international design expertise. This multi-use development from Midway is centered around Levy Park (shown at left in the rendering above), the recipient of a $15 million overhaul. The recently opened park (photo inset) features a children's play area, interactive water features, a performance pavilion, and a dog park. Midway anticipates Levy Park will fill the void for much-needed green space in Upper Kirby, and bring more visitors to Kirby Grove to enjoy the upscale dining and shopping. The building totals 225,000 s.f. and stands at 16 stories. Kirksey is the architect of record.
Cheers to the new year!
Whether you ate black-eyed peas, made a champagne toast, or vowed THIS is the year you’ll keep that one resolution, January is traditionally the time for starting with a clean slate and planning for the year ahead. The PRISM team recently finalized our goals and plan for 2017. We refined our Core Values, which influence our daily operations and every decision we make. We hope to continue working with more like-minded clients and partners in the coming year. PRISM Core Values:
Helping Hands for Boys in Need
Following up on the Good Shepherd RTC project we shared last month, PRISM is increasing our involvement with this wonderful cause. On December 10th, Sarah and I participated in their annual Christmas Celebration by providing drinks, homemade food, and volunteering at their Christmas feast. PRISM sponsored one Good Shepherd Boy’s Christmas gift, which included a new duffle bag filled with a pair of jeans, polo shirt, shoes, socks, athletic ball, and hygiene essentials. PRISM also donated Deluxe Bag Toss sets and gift cards for two caretakers at The Good Shepherd.
United for a Cause
Thanksgiving is officially over, yet the action of giving thanks is still present for all of us at PRISM. We have been blessed again this year with engaging clients, fulfilling projects, and an enriching work environment. One project that is the culmination of the Thanksgiving spirit is the new campus for The Good Shepherd Residential Treatment Center. PRISM was invited to participate alongside major Houston firms in providing pro-bono services to bring the project to fruition. The all-volunteer team worked in the areas of fundraising, designing and ultimately, building the 19,000 s.f. facility to serve the specialized needs of at-risk boys between 7-17 years old. The team includes: