The Houston office is a design-driven studio that practices landscape architecture, urban design and planning locally, regionally and globally. Our attitude toward design is unwavering and merges ecological infrastructure with community engagement to provide stakeholder supported solutions that address the often-complex issues facing the world today. This is achieved through our iterative and metrics based design process, DW Legacy Design®.
We are inspired by the aspirational and entrepreneurial roots of the City, the continuation of that spirit found in its current residents and their desire to deliver innovative solutions fitting of this surprising city. Downtown Houston, like many great cities is ever-evolving, and the ability to walk, ride a bike, and utilize light rail is a key part of the City’s redevelopment fabric which illuminates Houston’s transformation into one of America’s great cities.
Our office is located in the Historic District of Downtown Houston, just three blocks from Allen’s Landing, the location where Houston was founded. Our neighborhood is eclectic, in a constant state of change, and contains a variety of local businesses, bars, restaurants, loft-style housing, hotels and parks. The light rail is at our doorstep, and from there Midtown, the Museum District, and the Medical District are easily accessible on the red line. We are two blocks from bayou trails, within walking distance of the Theater District, and a short ride on the purple line to Minute Maid Park and the BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Houston office continues to deliver projects that support elevating Houston, and do so through significant impacts to green infrastructure and stormwater management practices, mobility choice and quality of life for the citizens of the fourth largest city in the country. Our projects are varied and a reflection of the enormous cultural diversity and exciting change so evident in this city. The Office Director for Design Workshop Houston is Alex Ramirez, please send an email for business development inquiries.
Recognizing the significant growth that Houston will face over the next fifty years, Design Workshop’s approach and commitment to creating a healthy 21st century city is at the forefront of our purpose and position in Houston. For example, Design Workshop led the master plan for Springwoods Village, a land planning and development project which houses the new Exxon Mobile World Headquarters and provides quality, sustainable housing for many of the employees. Also, as urban density increases, we are designing Midtown Park, a three-acre park project adjacent to the McGowen Street Transit Station. Environmental resiliency is the focus of our effort for the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center master plan and implementation project. Healthy transportation solutions are critical components to successful cities, and we are leading the design effort for several streetscape projects, notably Main Street in Midtown as well as Westheimer Road and Walnut Bend Lane in Westchase District.