Houston First Corporation
WHR Architects Inc., EYP Architecture & Engineering
Jonnu Singleton (SWA), Houston First Corp.
The George R Brown Convention Center included upgrades to the façade and converted five lanes into a flexible multi-use plaza. New light poles were located to avoid conflicts with pedestrian poles and bridges, and to keep the plaza flexible for events. A dense pattern of individually addressable paver lights at the central zone adds sparkle and life, while umbrella uplights provide comfortable indirect illumination. Illuminated trees and an overhead color-changing catenary lighting system define an outdoor lounge.