The repositioning of the Bank of America Center’s imposing lobby as an exhibition space energizes an underused amenity to attract tenants and visitors.
For help in revitalizing the large-scale space, the Houston bank turned to Sydness Architects. Our solution: a 2500-square-foot not-for-profit art gallery offering themed exhibits.
We gave the space full flexibility by designing free-standing exhibition panels with integrated lighting. The movable panels connect to a new power grid set into the granite floor that supports a variety of layouts.
The Bank of America Center became a city landmark when it opened in the early eighties. Initially called the Republic Bank Tower, the Johnson/Burgee Architects-designed building helped signal the city’s emergence as an economic and cultural center. Jeff Sydness was on the Johnson/Burgee design team.
For the repositioning project, our team included Claude Engle Lighting Consultants and Kinzelman Exhibition Consulting, and we were very respectful of the original monumental space.