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200 Park Place

Façade and Entry Lobby for the recently completed high-rise, 200 Park Place. G2LD worked in conjunction with the Beck Group. Photo: Aker Imaging.

G2LD collaborated with The Beck Group on this 200,000 sq. ft. office high rise building located in a bustling area of Houston's River Oaks District. Direct view linears outlining the façade were used to highlight the building's glass geometry, which can be viewed from the nearby inner-city loop. Graceful linear lines were continued throughout the terraces, entry lobby, and conference center, for which G2LD was also responsible. To learn more about this project, click here.

Recently Completed:                               The Playground at Discovery Green

The newly imagined playground at Discovery Green is both whimsical and safe well into the evening hours with tree-inspired light poles and well-aimed flood lights to evenly illuminate the play area. Photo: G2LD

The reinvented Discovery Green playground is a key component in the recently completed Northwest Corner renovations. The client sought to re-imagine that corner of the park in order to better welcome the foot traffic which was increasingly approaching from that direction due to new developments and attractions in the area. As the park is used by all ages well into the evening hours, it was crucial that the lighting for the playground be both attractive and supportive of safety and security. Whimsical tree-inspired light poles are a visual centerpiece to the playscape, while well-aimed adjustable lights evenly light the area from a minimal number of poles. G2LD was proud to work in conjunction with Hargreaves Associates and Lauren Griffith Associates on this project. To read more about our completed projects at Discovery Green, click here.

Recently Completed: Texas A&M University Innovative Classroom Building

View of one of 10 state-of-the-art classrooms in TAMU's new Innovative Learning Classroom Building. Photo: Peter Molick Photoraphy.

This new flagship campus for Texas A&M seeks to elevate teaching and learning, provide community enrichment, and build a culture of excellence for the growing campus. The layout, design, and technology of the building are all meant to optimize the way students today learn. At over 120,000 square feet, the building incorporates 2,200 classroom seats across 10 classrooms along with offices, a café, and collaboration spaces  Lighting design throughout supports the state-of-the-art goals of the campus by creating areas of focus, meeting stringent energy goals of .6w/sq.ft. or less (while maintaining an average of 65 footcandles in classrooms), and seamlessly integrating with AV technologies. To learn more about this innovative project, click here.

In the News: Construction Underway on Downtown's Trebly Park

G2LD was proud to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Downtown's new Trebly Park along with Mayor Sylvester Turner and the talented members of the design team.

G2LD was proud to join Mayor Turner, representatives from the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, and members of the design team, headed by Lauren Griffith Associates and Gensler, at the recent grounbreaking for Trebly Park (formerly known as Southern Downtown Park). In design for the last several years, the project is expected to be complete in Spring 2022 and will include a second outpost of the popular eatery Tout Suite, an activity lawn and stage, gardens, playscape and dog park. Stay tuned with us as we look forward to more construction updates!

Lighting Bloopers
It’s a hazard of the job - we can’t go anywhere without analyzing the lighting. We’ve seen it all - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the so-bad-it’s-hilarious. So we’ve devised this column to share some of the funniest lighting mishaps.

You know how some items in the building code sound so ridiculous you wonder why they even thought to make it a rule? And the answer is: because sometime, somewhere, sombody did something that foolish so now we all have to live by a ridiculously long set of rules.
So now if you run across a rule or a sticker on the back of an electrical panel that says 'Do Not Install in Shower', you can thank this guy. 

If you come across a spectacular (or just embarrassing) lighting blooper,  please send it to us at
We're always looking for a good laugh...
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