Located along one of Midtown Houston's emerging high streets, 3621 Main is a mixed-use building combining retail, a coffee shop, small office space, and luxury residential development. Inside is a hidden rain garden that creates a fantastic tenant amenity while providing a home for local species & absorbing rainwater.
Taking design cues from Houston's roots as a gulf coast city a la New Orleans, it combines the color & classical ironwork of the French Quarter with a Southern-style urban porch. Despite its classical elements the design still uses contemporary building techniques & stylistic flares, incorporating interchangeable recycled fiber-cement panels and a modern exterior-insulated wall section. This was a personal project exploring mixed-use architecture.