PGAL Celebrates 75th Anniversary in 2021
Founded in Houston in 1946 by George F. Pierce, Jr., FAIA, PGAL, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, has grown into an international design firm specializing in architecture, interiors, engineering, and planning for a diverse portfolio of public and private sector clients.
During the past 75 years, PGAL has designed numerous Houston landmark projects including the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the University of Houston Fertitta Center, the Lester and Sue Smith Campus at the Holocaust Museum Houston, the City of Sugar Land City Hall, the METRO Transit Authority Administration Building, and the 1910 Harris County Courthouse Renovation. PGAL has also completed significant projects for both major airports including the original Terminal A at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in 1968, Concourses B South and C North also at IAH, and the Fixed Base Operator and Hangar Facility at Hobby International Airport (HOU).
PGAL is not only proud of its rich history and contributions to the Houston community and landscape but also the firm’s continued growth nationally. What started as a one-person studio, has evolved into a firm of more than 250 architects, designers, and engineers across 13 offices. In 2020, PGAL was recognized by multiple agencies for its work, including the Houston Business Journal as the #1 largest Houston-area architectural firm, Architectural Record as #19 out of the Top 300, Building Design + Construction as the #8 overall ranked firm and #1 firm in airport sector architecture. In addition, the firm has won numerous design awards including AIA Houston, TSA, and multiple recent Landmark Awards.