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STG teamed with Rogers-O'Brien Construction to speak about Virtual Reality

Our Virtual Reality Visualization Artist, Rebecca Townsend, and our Director of Operations, James Hadden, spoke with Rogers-O'Brien Construction at Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) Lunch and Learn on how we provide client-specific solutions using visualization technologies. STG Design prides itself on providing client-specific design solutions; solving your problem rather than matching an “STG” look. We see these visualization technologies (VR, AR, scanning) as the next step in making our client-specific solutions better. They allow STG to iterate more quickly, proving out concepts both internally and with our clients earlier and more frequently. This allows our clients to move through the design process more decisively and with more confidence in the success of the end result. Check out the model of the Seaholm Power Plant Re-Development they walked their guest through below. 

 

New Batch of Promotions in Austin

Congratulations to Austin's Brent Arnold, Andrea Bledsoe, Callie Freudenberg and Meghan Taylor on being promoted to Associate! STG greatly values all that you do. Congratulations again on your major accomplishment.

STG Nashville Continues to Go Green

Congratulations to Nashville's Kelli Straub for recently passing her LEED® Green Associate™ exam! We couldn't be more proud of your latest achievement. Congratulations again, Kelli!

STG Design is staying busy in 2017!

STG Design worked closely with developers at Eurus Development to design a 100,000 sf office building and a 450-car parking structure at MoPac Centre located at 8611 North MoPac. The project is scheduled for completion by November 2017.

STG Design worked closely with developers at Eurus Development to design a 100,000 sf office building and a 450-car parking structure at MoPac Centre located at 8611 North MoPac. The project is scheduled for completion by November 2017.

STG Design Remodeling Certain Affinity HQ

We love working with fellow Austin-based companies and Certain Affinity has been no exception! We are looking forward to seeing this completed renovation and how it will benefit both our client and our city. Read the whole story here: http://www.512tech.com/technology/starts-creating-its-own-games-austin-certain-affinity-expanding-new/GUpj76It20rosYTgQKEVLL/. Catch our 360-degree rendering of the space here: bit.ly/stg360vr.

Interior Design Giant

STG is proud to make the leap from an Interior Design Magazine Rising Giant to Giant! With recognition as the fifth fastest growing firm on the list, we are very excited for what the future holds! We are honored to make the list with firms from around the world.

See more at: http://bit.ly/2kv4GxQ

SUPER-TECTURE: How Super Bowl LI Changed Houston's Architectural Landscape

By:  James Glassman

How long has it been since you visited Houston? If it’s been a few years, then you are in for a surprise from the nation’s fourth-largest city. Lots of new, while still plenty of the odd and offbeat. Leading the charge are the rock star chefs and mad scientist bartenders. These visionaries and tinkerers in the hospitality industry have created a vibrant community, and roused the sleeping giant that is Houston pride. Thanks to their innovations, mash-ups, and willingness to experiment with our unique cultural melting pot, we eat and drink better than ever. Fortunately for the rest of us, that mojo has spilled over into so many other aspects of Houston life. The national media has taken notice too, writing countless love letters, and turning the world’s attention to the Bayou City.

In May 2013, Houston was awarded the 2017 Super Bowl (our third time). When we hosted in 2004, it was in exchange for our new team and stadium. This time, we won the right to host the Super Bowl on our own merits! Since we got the good news, city leaders and developers have been working towards that event to complete long dormant projects and to dream up a few new ones. But the truth is, Houston is constantly rebuilding itself. The Super Bowl’s influence is hard to see if you’re already witnessing our mini-boom (don’t jinx it, Glassman). Yes, we still love anything new. In contrast, since we last hosted the Super Bowl in 2004, Houston’s preservation community has created a protected landmark ordinance, established 22 historic districts, and succeeded in rallying to save our beloved, erstwhile, signature landmark – the Astrodome.

The Super Bowl LIVE! Experience is an interactive fan event taking place in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center the entire week leading up to Sunday's game. Photo by Jenn LaPlante

The Super Bowl LIVE! Experience is an interactive fan event taking place in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center the entire week leading up to Sunday's game.

Photo by Jenn LaPlante

Pickard Chilton's 609 Main Building has provided Houston with a signature presence in the city's downtown skyline. Photo by James Glassman

Pickard Chilton's 609 Main Building has provided Houston with a signature presence in the city's downtown skyline.
Photo by James Glassman

In the past decade, we’ve certainly grown quite a bit. Hopefully, with all eyes on us for the Super Bowl, we will remind the world what a world-class city Houston is!

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James Glassman has been with STG Design’s Houston office for over two years as an architectural designer. He enjoys projects that allow him to improve the community, whether through new construction or historic preservation. As a fifth-generation Houstonian, James takes great interest in sharing his city’s history, and recently published his first book, “The Houstorian Dictionary: An Insider’s Index to Houston.”