3009 Post Oak Office Tower & Garage

Commercial Office Buildings, LEED & EcoServices, Parking Garages

LEED Platinum Core & Shell
Location

Houston, Texas

Size

305,000 sf

Project Features
  • 20-story office building
  • 8-story garage
  • Valet circle
  • Tall lobby
  • LEED Platinum
Kirksey designed this 20-story, 305,000 gsf office building for Skanska USA Commercial Development. The project includes 12 stories of office floors over an 8-story parking garage and is located on Post Oak Boulevard in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas. The office tower is extremely efficient and certified LEED Platinum.

As plans continue for light rail service along Post Oak, the Kirksey design team concentrated on creating pedestrian-friendly space at street level. Instead of placing the garage next to the building, the designers placed the office spaces on top of eight stories of parking — a plan that maximized the site, allowed for a green plaza at the front entrance, as well as better views of the city and the Waterwall Park across the street.

State of the art mechanical systems were used — an energy recovery unit, a demand controlled ventilation system, and high efficiency chillers result in overall energy savings of 25% or more. The elevators utilize a destination control system which reduces wait times and acts as a form of security.
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Green Project, 2014