the first images have been revealed of an office tower in texas designed by bjarke ingels group. located in houston’s central business district, ‘1550 on the green’ is a 28-story building that is being designed to achieve LEED platinum certification. the tower will feature extra-wide pedestrian zones with a canopy of trees, two tenant-exclusive outdoor roof terraces located on the 12th and 20th floors, and wide views of the surrounding greenery, allowing tenants to experience the benefits of nature both inside and outside the building.

bjarke ingels group designs '1550 on the green' office tower for houston
all images courtesy of skanska



the images were revealed by development and construction firm skanska who simultaneously announced that it had secured law firm norton rose fulbright as 1550 on the green’s anchor tenant. BIG’s design of the project embraces skanska’s tenant-first approach, focusing on sustainability and tenant wellness throughout the building. tenants and guests will have access to ground floor retail outlets, while the lobby will have touchless security turnstiles, app-based guest registration, and destination dispatch elevators. meanwhile, large floorplates and tall ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glazing results in airy and flexible office environments.

bjarke ingels group designs '1550 on the green' office tower for houston



‘as an organization that prides itself on building what matters to our communities, our team, made up of houstonians, has been working alongside local stakeholders to develop a plan and a building that will transform this side of downtown houston while still meeting the needs of the city,’ says matt damborsky, executive vice president for skanska USA commercial development’s houston market. more details about the project are expected to be revealed in due course.



project info:


name: 1550 on the green
location: houston, TX
architect: BIG – bjarke ingels group
development and construction: skanska
anchor tenant:
norton rose fulbright