Casa Lobo Wins 2015 AIA Houston Design Award


We're proud to announce that Casa Lobo was awarded a 2015 AIA Houston Design Award for Residential Architecture! 

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston announced July 23rd the recipients of the 2015 AIA Houston Design Awards, recognizing works that exemplify excellence in Architectural Design. This year's jury included Mark Lamster (Dallas Morning News), Michael Maltzan, FAIA (Michael Maltzan Architecture), and Lorcan O'Herlihy, FAIA (Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects) .

Learn more CONTENT's winning project here



Happy 4th! 



On the Porch...

Houstonia Magazine featured a Porch Street Development home in their current issue. Sarah Rufca's article,"The Porch Enjoys a Revival," reminds us of why the porch remains a mainstay of Southern vernacular architecture. You can read the article online or look within the June issue! 

The Porch Street Development is located in the Brooke Smith neighborhood adjacent to the Heights. The project was a collaboration between CONTENT, Southern Green Builders and Front Porch Properties

[left] Image via Houstonia by Max Burkhalter, [right] Porch Street Development, photo by Mark Sullivan



Houston Flood Relief Fund

Last week, Mayor Annise Parker established the The Greater Houston 2015 Flood Relief Fund. 

The fund will focus on aiding flood victims in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties who need shelter, housing, food, supplies, healthcare, transportation and child care.

The Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501 (c)(3)nonprofit public charity, will administer the fund at no cost, so 100% of all donations will go toward helping flood victims. However, online credit card donations will be assessed a small fee, typically 3%, by the credit card companies. Donors have the option of increasing their credit card donations to cover this fee.

To donate, visit the Greater Houston Community Foundation's Flood Relief Fund page. 


DuJour Magazine - Summer 2015

The Bayou Residence is featured in the Summer 2015 issue of DuJour Magazine. You can read the full article here, or thumb through the entire issue here


Texas Architect

The Bayou Residence is featured in the May/June issue of Texas Architect! You can read the article in its entirety here


Kipling's Sliding Screen

Photo by Peter Molick

At the Kipling Residence, a sliding wood screen gives the owners control over privacy in the study and master bedroom balcony. 



inWARDS: Refections on Houston's Wards

The Rice Design Allicance has organzed a free civic forum that will feature perspectives on the origins and legacies of Houston's now-abandoned ward system. Architectural designer and journalist Florence Tang will moderate inWARDS: Reflections on Houston’s Wards on Tuesday, March 24, in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A question-and-answer session with the audience will follow presentations from the following:
  • Pat Jasper, Director of Folklife + Traditional Arts, Houston Arts Alliance
  • Jim Parsons, Director, Special Projects, Preservation Houston
  • Assata Richards, Ph.D., Director, Sankofa Research Institute; Community Liaison, Project Row Houses
  • Gwendolyn Zepeda, Writer, Houston Poet Laureate
The civic forum is presented in conjunction with afterWARDS, RDA's 40th annual architecture tour, which features eight houses (including CONTENT's Casa Lobo) in and just beyond the boundaries of the original six wards. The tour takes place April 11 and 12 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The tour is open only to RDA members. Tickets for the tour can be purchased online.

Rice Design Alliance Spring Home Tour

Casa Lobo will be on the 2015 Rice Design Alliance Home Tour: afterWARDS! 

The tour is scheduled for April 11 & 12 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features homes that both stand out from and speak back to the original character of Houston's six wards, emphasizing the past out of which Houston continues to evolve and expand. 

Visit the RDA website for more info. Tours are open only to RDA members, but RDA membership is open to the public. RDA memberships begin at $45 and can be purchased during the tour at designated ticket-buying locations or in advance online at ricedesignalliance.org and in person at the RDA office at Rice University.

Click here for Tour Map.


Best of Houzz 2015!

We're proud to announce that we've been awarded "Best of Houzz in Design" for the third year in row! Design award winners' work is most popular among the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community. Houzz has proven to be a great resource for both our office and our clients with more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals participating.

You can view our full Houzz profile here, or by clicking the award icon above.




Happy New Year!

What an incredible year! Thanks for all your support, friends. We're looking forward to more great things with you in 2015!



Happy Holidays!


CONTENT will be closed December 24-26 and December 30 - January 1.

Happy holidays to you and your families! 


Town In City Brewing

Great news: our friends at Town in City Brewing Company are looking to begin brewing in their new Heights facility early next year! Keep yourself in the loop by following their facebook page or their website

These guys hit a lot of hurdles along the way, but we're proud to have been able to help them navigate the changing regulations in the City and are looking forward to celebrating with a cold brew. 



Happy Thanksgiving!

CONTENT will be closed November 26-28. We hope everyone has a safe and delicious holiday!


Jesse Hager Kicks Off Lecture Series 

Yesterday, CONTENT's Jesse Hager kicked off the Prairie View A&M Architecture Lecture Series with a talk entitled "In Praise of Walls". If you're interested in attending future lectures, or have an interest in joining local discussions centered around the built environment, here are a few resources you should know about:

Architecture Center Houston: ArCH is a collaboration between AIA Houston and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation. ArCH hosts periodic lectures, annual film festival, curated shows, walking tours, home tours and more!

Prairie View A&M School of Architecture Events

Rice Design Alliance: The Rice Design Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston. Check out the local tours and lectures!

Rice School of Architecture Lecture Series

University of Houston College of Architecture Events