Christ Church Cathedral Mixed-Use Project

Houston, TX

Project Description

This mixed-use project combines four diverse program elements on a full block adjacent to the historic Cathedral in downtown Houston. The new program elements responded to the neighborhood’s needs while solidifying the congregation’s vision as the “church for downtown." The project allowed the Bishop and the Diocesan Offices to return to a downtown office setting from a suburban site; provided a 350-car parking facility in a part of downtown poorly served by garages; created a significant open space for its urban neighborhood; and, perhaps most fundamentally, established a home for the Cathedral’s expanding outreach programs including dining, hygiene, job counseling and mental health facilities for the homeless and disenfranchised. The project knits together, both functionally and visually, diverse urban elements, creating strong streets spaces and well-defined zones for a complex range of urban activities.



Austin Chapter AIA – Honor Award
Brick in Architecture Gold Award
Faith & Form Design Honor Award
HBJ Landmark Award – Renovation
Houston AIA Design Award – Architecture
Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
Texas Society of Architects Design Award
ULI-Houston Development of Distinction Award

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