Working in partnership with Harvey Builders, our team led the relocation of the Consulado General de Mexico en Houston (Mexican Consulate in Houston), requiring a complete renovation of the existing 49,000-square-foot building and site. The exterior enhancements include separate public and employee entries, secured employee parking, exterior signage, site fencing, and new landscaping along Richmond Avenue and an existing courtyard. Interior improvements include a complete renovation of all floors with new layouts and finishes, a new focal staircase connecting the 1st through 3rd floors, advanced security measures, a training room, gallery area, library, and numerous private offices. Influenced by notable Mexican Modernist art and architecture, the interior design is an exploration of volumetric geometry and mass, contrasting instances of sunset hues against more neutral surfaces and concrete floors. Besides serving the community, the interior has a museum feel and will showcase historical documents, artifacts of the Consulate’s history, and a rotating selection of Mexican and local art. Special consideration for acoustics in private areas and secure access to sensitive storage and the Administrative floor was crucial to the design. The Consulate General of Mexico – Houston is currently on track for LEED v4 Silver rating primarily thanks to extensive building and materials reuse and whole building system upgrades.