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Essex-Houck Building, "Essex-Houck building" - Page 1. May 1964. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 30, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2002_005/item/154/show/152.

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(May 1964). Essex-Houck Building, "Essex-Houck building" - Page 1. Burdette Keeland Architectural Drawings & Photographs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2002_005/item/154/show/152

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Title Essex-Houck Building, "Essex-Houck building"
Publisher Architect & Building News
Date May 1964
Description Clipping of "Essex-Houck building," Architect & Building News, 27 May 1964, 941-942.
Donor Burdette Keeland, Jr.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Architecture
  • Midcentury modern (Architecture)
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Keeland, Burdette, Jr.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • clippings (information artifacts)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2002-005, Box 11, Folder 21
Original Collection Burdette Keeland Architectural Papers
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=214
Digital Collection Burdette Keeland Architectural Drawings & Photographs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2002_005
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript The Architect & Building News, 27 May 1964 941 ■ NMMMMN * -— ■ ■ ' ■;■.:.. .-,..... Essex - Houck building Exterior materials include the same grey buff brick as used internally with the addition of stucco on the cantilevered sections and sun screens \) Burdette Keeland Jr. Associates, architects Vogt and Clouse, structural engineer Spaw-Glass Inc., general contractor This office building was planned to exist in a small industrial and professional complex in the five-mile circle of Houston, Texas. Since the project was of a speculative nature, this meant designing a large piece of unhampered space. To accomplish this, all of the mechanical equipment, elevators, stairs, coffee bars and toilets were pulled out of the rentable area and allowed to stand free from the main building. This gave the facade a strong thick look with the huge heavy brick blocks. Since all of its neighbours have a considerable amount of glazing, the heavy mass is felt even more. All of the cars were moved to the rear of the site for parking. Internally, the lobby space becomes two storeys in height, which is felt visually from the bridge connection of the brick blocks to the rental space. All interior lobby walls are brick and glass with terrazzo floor and acoustical plaster ceilings. Toilet areas were treated in a sculptural way with plaster and lathe being the material used. All laboratories were precast terrazzo pieces.