More life-saving meow and bow-wow
Historically, Florida’s snowbirds have accounted for more than just a seasonal increase in people to the peninsula. In 1924, eight ladies in Palm Beach met to address the problem of animals left behind when their owners returned north. What is now known as the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League places over 5,000 animals into loving homes each year. It also provides low-cost pet vaccinations and spay and neuter surgeries, approximately 10,000 and 14,000 annually, respectively.
Jackson & Ryan Architects has designed a new Pet Adoption Center to help the League expand their services; a capital campaign is now underway. The new Center will include a neonatal kitten nursery, a wellness clinic, adoption counseling areas, and indoor/outdoor areas for play and behavioral training. The Center features thoughtful housing, training and interactive areas that provide increased animal enrichment and decreased noise levels, all to reduce stress on the animals. PRISM worked closely with Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, and Jackson & Ryan on a robust suite of graphics and an animation to support the capital campaign.
Housing by Hines
Many in Houston know Hines for their commercial real estate portfolio. The firm is actively growing its multifamily division. Construction is now underway on Hines’ first San Antonio multifamily property, a luxury apartment complex at The RIM retail power center. Meeks + Partners designed the 4-story complex. It features resort-style amenities such as a two-tiered pool with adjacent cabana area, yoga and fitness center, collaborative work space, and a dog park with a wash area. Each unit has a “tuck-under” garage that provides residents direct access from their private garage.
2018 HBJ Landmark Awards winners
In a field of worthy entries, the panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting one winner from each category for the Houston Business Journal 2018 Landmark Awards. Entries were judged on potential for impact to Houston, such as job creation, innovation, best land use, development of surrounding neighborhoods and visual impact. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for making a positive contribution to our community! Special recognition goes out to four of our clients for taking the top honor in their category this yearand for allowing us to be part of these award-winning projects.
- A.D. Players’ Jeannette and L.M. George Theater, by Gabriel Architects, won in the Public Assembly category. Studio Red Architects assisted with interior design.
- The Houston Zoo Elephant Barn and Yard Expansion, by House + Partners Architecture and Planning, won in the Special Project category. Forney Construction was the general contractor.
Jake Speck, Executive Director of A.D. Players, is as excited as we are to see PRISM’s rendering of the Jeannette and L.M. George Theatre featured on the cover of this year’s Landmark Awards program!
Shopping for investors
Who is heading to Vegas to attend the largest global gathering of retail real estate professionals? ICSC’s RECon is coming up in May. With 37,000 industry professionals and 1,200 exhibitors, this is THE place to showcase new and planned retail developments. If your team is planning to attend RECon and needs something to WOW potential investors and tenants, please contact us. The PRISM team has previously attended RECon, and we know how important first impressions are when showcasing your projects. Clients have told us in the past that having our renderings with them at RECon brought clarity to their developments and allowed brokers and tenants to easily understand locations, access, and exposure of the properties they were marketing. We will work with your team to understand your specific goals for RECon and develop renderings to meet your needs.
The MS 150 is almost here! Houston’s development and AEC community have a large presence in this fundraising ride every year. PRISM is proud to support our clients who’ve made the commitment to undertake this challenge. The fundraising goal for the 2018 BP MS 150 is $14 million, going directly to those impacted by multiple sclerosis. We want to help our clients reach their individual fundraising goals – please contact usfor sponsorship!