The El Paso Building, constructed in 1963, consists of a 33-story 1.2 million square foot
steel-framed high rise located in downtown Houston, Texas. For this complex in-place renovation, Gensler repositioned the 40-year-old classic downtown tower, significantly improving El Paso’s workplace in terms of daylight, flexibility and employee collaboration. Agile, modular workplace neighborhoods and a “kit of parts” allow each business unit to customize its own space.
The lighting design scope included both base building public areas, site lighting and interior tenant fit out. The office levels, executive levels and amenity areas were designed to transform the pedestrian and visitor experience.
Moreover, the conversion of two mechanical floors to a floor-by-floor system reclaimed 30,000 usable square feet as Executive Floors and Boardroom, bringing the buildings total square footage to 1.2 million sq. ft.
The surrounding plaza and entry were redesigned with featured landscaping and seating areas. Company operations continued without disruption during the course of the project.
El Paso Energy
Gensler (Core & Shell, Tenant Fit Out and Architect of Record)