The Asia Society Texas Center, located in the Museum District, is a multi-purpose facility that provides a place for celebration of Asian cultures, politics, communities, traditions, food, and arts. The 38,000-SF building includes meeting rooms, an art gallery, a 280-seat theater, bgardens, wide foyers and public reception areas, an Asia Store, a garden cafe, and offices for staff. The design of their new facility supports Asia Society’s diverse programming, from business and economic affairs to literary and musical performances. The Asia Society includes a geothermal system, an energy efficient heating and cooling system that is the first of its kind in a commercial building in Houston. The system provides a 15-20% energy savings compared to conventional systems.
This project consists of a new employee center and pedestrian bridge. The Commons Building is