Houston Galleria Renovation & Expansion
The Galleria originally opened on November 16, 1970 and has grown to be one of the most recognizable landmarks in the City, visited by more than 17 million people each year. In 1999, the new owner undertook an 818,014 square foot renovation of the existing common mall area and a 660,000 square foot expansion of gross leasable area. As with the renovation, the expansion of the Galleria was designed with clean, contemporary lines, rooted in classic modern architecture, resulting in a timeless look. Cooper Carry’s challenge was to take voluminous, unarticulated spaces with cold concrete surfaces and transform them into fashionable, energetic areas that would guide shoppers throughout the Galleria, yet appeal to diverse and often international shoppers.