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I seem to have missed where they have any Houston projects even listed.  Texas wasn’t a selection for locations.  Would be nice to see what they have been working on locally - that said, it is possible I missed it!

 

They certainly have a lot of work in Boston.  Which reminds me that Houston really lost out when the big firms: CRS, 3Di and Morris all floundered and either went out of business, or merged and then eventually lost clout as original/key designers left and/or died.  What’s our largest local firm?  Kirksey?  pagethink (or whatever they call themselves now)?

Houston has no major firm with national exposure.

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You're right.  AFAIK it's Page (~700 staff, most of them in other regional offices, some of their designers CRSS alumni) followed by PBK with maybe 500, and then Kirksey and Ziegler Cooper in the 100-150 staff range.  

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On 5/16/2022 at 11:42 AM, arche_757 said:

I seem to have missed where they have any Houston projects even listed.  Texas wasn’t a selection for locations.  Would be nice to see what they have been working on locally - that said, it is possible I missed it!

I think it's odd there are no Texas projects listed given that, at least locally, they are responsible for the designs of 3737 Buffalo Speedway, 4 Waterway Square24 Waterway Ave, The Westin at The Woodlands, and the Waterway Square Garage.

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On 5/25/2022 at 1:18 PM, ChannelTwoNews said:

I think it's odd there are no Texas projects listed given that, at least locally, they are responsible for the designs of 3737 Buffalo Speedway, 4 Waterway Square24 Waterway Ave, The Westin at The Woodlands, and the Waterway Square Garage.

It's remarkable how bad most architecture firms are with their web sites. 

I've worked with a few that built buildings of 80, 90, or 100 stories, but never list them on their web sites.  Meanwhile, they have an entire page gushing about some two-story house because it belongs to the neighbor of one of the partners.

Some seem to get all new web sites each year, right about the time the latest batch of interns is settling in.

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14 hours ago, editor said:

It's remarkable how bad almost all architecture firms are with their: web sites/marketing/PR.

There I fixed it for you!

But to your point, yes, architectural websites are often either overly artistic with difficult to figure out graphic interfaces, or they are oddly outdated with regard to projects they feature.  Many firms even seemingly hide their actual work, which is odd, particularly since that IS what an architect does.  First, second and third.  HOK (for example) has oodles of info about some “place making,” or their take on “the future of workplaces” before you can get to what it is they have done.  Some firms even have people listed ahead of projects.

Of course, the target audience isn’t other Architect’s.

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