Two-stage open competition will create HQ for Texas philanthropist

UPDATE: Competition is now live. Enter here:

An international design competition for a new headquarters for Houston Endowment, a philanthropic organisation based in Houston, Texas, is set to begin next month.

The two-stage open competition, which is being run by Malcom Reading Consultants, will kick off in June, with the second stage starting in early August. A winner is due to be announced at the end of November.

The new 40,000sq ft building will provide a permanent office space for Houston Endowment, as well as incorporating flexible and innovative facilities to serve the local community.

The project has a construction budget of around $20m (£15.7m).

As one of the largest private foundations in Texas, with a net worth of $1.8bn as of 2017, Houston Endowment funds work to benefit the people of greater Houston in areas such as education, civic engagement, the arts and the environment.

The new headquarters project is part of a wider drive to create a more community-based identity and support the organisation’s collaborative approach to its work.

Interested architects and designers can sign up to receive notification of the competition’s launch here. 

Houston Endowment

Source: Forney Construction

New office site acquired by Houston Endowment on Willia St