Sydness Architects to Lead Redesign at Houston’s Bank of America Center
The Bank of America Center in downtown Houston will receive an upgrade in the form of new mezzanines to host new amenities. Slated for completion as early as this year, the project will be overseen by New York–based practice Sydness Architects. Groundbreaking is estimated to take place in February or March.
The $15 million renovation will include a partial excavation of the Western Union building, which is enveloped by the 56-story postmodern tower first designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. Phase one of the project will see the red granite facade on the building’s first floor replaced with glass in order to showcase a new restaurant and offices. Shared lobby walls will be removed to open up the space and glass it in without swapping its granite columns. The mezzanines will be added during the second phase, and will expand onsite square footage by nearly 30,000 square feet across two new floors.