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Bush, Lewis and Ramsey Building

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1990, Pope and Sherman and Wittenberg Partnership. 1240 Orleans St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Houston architects Albert Pope and William Sherman, with Wittenberg Partnership, shaped this law office to frame space urbanistically. The simple bar building holds the Orleans and Franklin streets corner. The Orleans Street elevation is a layered system of brick piers framing stacked windows. By stepping the wall planes, shifting from brick to metal facing, and creating the implication of shallow planar overlays, the building operates on a variety of scales in a big, empty landscape. The serene rear elevation is composed with projecting bays of gray stucco.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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