Bank of America Tower, Houston Lobby Gallery
Bank of America Tower main view
Gallery Installation
Bank of America lobby design
Bank of America Tower lobby design
Bank of America Tower Lobby Gallery

Bank of America Tower, Houston Lobby Gallery

Project Info

Houston, Texas

Gallery Installation

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.