2019 Interior Architecture Fall Tour
October 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brought to you by the Interior Architecture
ABOUT THE EVENT:
AIA Houston Interior Architecture Committee is hosting an Interior Architecture Fall Tour on Saturday, Oct 5. Six Sawyer Yards/Washington corridor area firms, studioMET, Four Square Design Studio, kinneymorrow architecture, FMW | fablab, Humanscale and WH&L Spaces will be toured with a special emphasis on exploring the practice of Interior Architecture. Interactive presentations at the various offices will highlight the tools and talent that go into the creation of some of our city’s most exciting Interior Spaces. Tour is self-guided; you may visit the firms in any order you choose.
ABOUT THE SPACES:
2500 Summer Street #3112
studioMET is an award-winning design-build firm comprised of architects, artists, designers and craftsmen whose varied mix of experience, backgrounds, and areas of expertise help to define their holistic approach to their work. By providing both architecture and construction services, they have the ability to carefully balance the budget, quality, and schedule from conception to completion. A primary goal of their multidisciplinary approach is to bridge the gap between the architect and builder in order to create an integrated and cohesive solution. studioMET has found this approach best suits their clients' needs and ensures the highest quality project.
Four Square Design Studio
1810 Summer Street
Four Square Design Studio is a boutique design firm focusing on residential and small commercial projects. Although they work on a range of types of projects, including new construction, they are particularly known for historically-sensitive additions and renovations, and for their knowledge of historic (19th to mid-20th century) architectural styles and detailing. They also have extensive experience in navigating the Certificate of Appropriateness process mandated by Houston’s historic districts. More than anything else, they love working with clients who value good design, who share their aesthetic sense, and with whom they can forge an effective collaboration.
2219 Kane Street
kinneymorrow architecture is one of several small, reasonably new studios that should gain enough momentum to redefine the staid Houston architectural scene in coming years. What sets this cohort apart from its peers is the intellectual rigor of its design methodology. Rather than slapping together a collage of materials and boxy shapes—the kind that typically passes for modern architecture in the Houston market—kinneymorrow’s designs arise out of a careful analysis of the program. These initial studies almost intuitively take the form of a diagram, with shades of the Beaux Arts era esquisse, a rapidly drawn sketch containing the big idea (or ideas) that guides the project to completion.
FMW | fablab
1502 Sawyer Street #206
Founded in 2012, FMW | fablab has grown from a backyard shop to a design-build practice capable of producing the most challenging of projects, and full line of custom furniture. They've found their niche in artful, modern, multi-material projects for a range of visionary clients from residential to commercial, small and large. With their technical know-how in design and construction, they work with their clients at every step to ensure project outcomes that defy expectations, but stay on schedule. Have an idea? Talk to FMW | fablab about how they can build your next concept.
2500 Summer Street #3114
Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Their award-winning office solutions, including self-adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting, inspire movement and support the user in every posture. Function, simplicity, and longevity, and sustainability are at the core of all their designs. When thinking through the design and manufacturing of each product, they carefully consider the materials and resources used, in aim of creating an overall Net Positive Impact.
1502 Sawyer St., #104
Furniture Solutions for where people work, where people heal, and where people learn.
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