Wednesday
Mar072018

Heights Mercantile

This week, Ben Koush shared his thoughts on Heights Mercantile, the eclectic retail development in Houston's Heights that works to rewrite Houston's prescription for a strip center. The creative and progressive approach was led by Radom Capital. Ben notes that Houston is eager for this kind of change:

In this milieu, Radom’s commercial retail projects are noteworthy. Radom and his team commission talented architects on the basis of their design excellence. They insist on rigor and quality in concept and execution. Rather than follow an established set of safe but boring development rules, their projects cleverly reimagine the most banal of building types: the strip mall. The results are exciting. The fact that they have leased immediately in Houston’s unsteady economic climate demonstrates again that good design is a good business practice.

Award-winning Texas firms contributed to the development: Austin-based Michael Hsu Office of Architecture designed the shell-and-core build-out and some of the interiors. Content Architecture and Schaum/Shieh worked on interiors. The Houston branch of the international SWA Group was the landscape architect, while Houston-based graphic design firm Spindletop devised the graphic identity. 

Read the full Architect's Newspaper article here.

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