550,000 ft² renovation
Reimagine the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office in downtown Houston as a mixed-use complex featuring an arts and music venue, workspaces, and one of the world’s largest rooftop parks and farms. In cooperation with OMA, MTWTF, Powers Brown, Hoerr Schaudt, and Dot Dash. The POST visual identity system was developed by MTWTF.
Design and documentation, testing, vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding
- Site offers a cultural terminus to the Bagby Street corridor in north downtown
- Opportunity to reuse and feature architectural artifacts from the existing site (flag pole, column identification), preserving the historic significance of the original post office
- Wayfinding program must be distinguishable but also align with the character of the existing structure and new architecture
Photographs by Leonid Furmansky
Photographs by Mickey Aloisio
Using an augmented reality iPhone application to answer questions of scale for planned scaffolding installation.
FORMATION is pleased to be part of the design team reimagining the former US Postal Service distribution center at 401 Franklin in Downtown Houston.
This important structure was originally designed by Wilson Morris Crain & Anderson and named in honor of Barbara Jordan, civil rights activist and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the US House of Representatives.