Awty International School Student Center
The Awty International School Student Center dramatically reshapes the existing campus serving 1400 students in grades 2 – 12 in Houston, Texas.
The Planet is the first interior project to celebrate a 'topping out' party at Harvey! It is a retail space internally lined with a floating mezzanine. The space features both structural steel and acoustical clouds, housed in a 30-foot plus deck height. The entire space is elevated over an open parking garage overlooking the northwest corner of Downtown Houston through glass garage doors. The space includes a modern call center, cutting edge computer room with a back-up generator, and an open concept working environment. An open balcony overlooks Buffalo Bayou. The exterior 'theme' of the structure was brought in-doors, mocking the perforated steel panels that were utilized for both the mezzanine guard railings and grand stair railings. The sprayed acoustical deck, painted exposed structural trusses and bar joist really set this space apart from the normal working environment.