The park features The Grove Restaurant, an interactive water feature, dog runs and a lake suitable for sailing remote-controlled boats in the summer and ice skating in the winter.  Structural scope of work included design of three major building structures, wood decks, water features and sculpture foundations.

Features at a Glance

Square Footage: 11.8 Acres
Budget: $93M
Completion Date: 2008
LEED Status: Gold
Award: WAN Effectiveness Award 2011
Award: ULI Houston Development of Distinction 2008
Award: USGBC Houston Outstanding Environmental Project 2008
Award: Green GOOD DESIGN Award 2010
Award: Houston AIA Public Service Exhibition 2010
Award: AIA Austin Design Award 2009
Award: Brick in Architecture Gold Award 2009
Award: Business Week Architectural Record Award of Excellence 2009
Award: Society of American Registered Architects Design Award 2009
Award: Preservation Houston's Future Landmark Award
Services Provided: Structural Engineering


Project Credits

Owner: Discovery Green Conservancy
Developer: Houston Downtown Park Conservancy
Architect: Page
Structural Engineer: Henderson + Rogers,Inc. and Walter P Moore
Civil Engineer: TSC Engineering Company
Fountain Design: Dan Euser Waterarchitecture, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Hargreaves Associates
Landscape Architect: Lauren Griffith Associates
MEP Engineer: Hunt & Hunt
General Contractor: Miner-Dederick Construction
Photography: Chris Cooper

Additional Information

Structural Systems: Steel braced frames were designed and constructed for each of the three primary building super structures. The second floor of the two-story signature restaurant was framed using composite concrete and steel framing. All of the structures were founded on drilled and under-reamed footings.