Award of Merit, Office: Hess Tower
The 844,763-sq-ft, 29-story Hess Tower building, which is owned by Trammell Crow Co., was completed in December 2011.
The project broke ground in March 2008 as a speculative office development and the first pre-certified LEED-Gold office building in Houston's central business district.
The building envelope is a high-performance curtain wall with floor-to-ceiling glass, prefinished aluminum spandrel panels and column covers in selected areas.
Hess Tower also includes several other sustainable elements, including a carbon dioxide-based, demand-controlled ventilation system to control air circulation, a green roof and reduced-flow fixtures.
Owner: Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Investors, Houston
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Co., Houston
Lead Design: Gensler, Houston
Civil: Walter P Moore, Houston
Structural: Haynes Whaley Associates, Houston
MEP: Wylie & Associates, Houston
Submitted by Trammell Crow Co.