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Turtlewood Manor Company Site Visit

Keeping up with the progress of the Turtlewood Manor Senior Living Condominiums! The STOA team traveled to the heart of Chinatown, where the 62-luxury condominium building is located, to keep up with the construction progress. At this stage of construction you can start to see how each apartment integrates Feng Shui and green design principles for harmonious spaces that resonate from both the inside and out to promote healthy and peaceful lifestyle. One of the most captivating elements noticed during our visit...

Examine the Residential Property Values in Cul-de-sac: A Case Study of Feng Shui in Harris County, Texas

By Qisheng Pan, Ph.D. (1), C.C. Lee, AIA, LEED AP, AMDP (2), and Tony Jin (1) Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St. Houston, TX 77004 The STOA Foundation, 6001 Savoy Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77036 [caption id="attachment_7474" align="aligncenter" width="706"] From Qi Strength Viewpoint (1 - Better 2 - Good 3 - Worst 4 - Worse 5 - Bad)[/caption] Abstract Feng Shui, known as Chinese geomancy, reflects the relationship between human beings and the natural environment....

Retail Reinvented – Texas Parkway Shopping Center

Located in the heart of Missouri City (across from City Hall and the new HCCS Academic Center), the owner of an existing retail center has envisioned a re-energized shopping experience that would unlock the properties potential for both the tenants and the neighborhood. With this vision in mind, STOA Architects designed a new façade, signage, and lighting for the Texas Parkway Shopping Center that will attract customers, increase exposure and improve visibility and safety. The new façade design features Nichiha...

A Look Back: Golden Bank Building 25th Anniversary

A Look Back: Golden Bank Building 25th Anniversary As we close 2018 and look toward our 36th year, we look back at our beginnings and the projects that have made an impact. Being a part of the vibrant, innovative, and the diverse Houston community since 1983, our firm is continually inspired by the growth of the city and the opportunity to create an environment that engages the unique character and vision of Houston. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of one of...

Construction has Officially Started on the Pines at Bellaire

Construction has Officially Started on the Pines at Bellaire Work has officially started on the Pines at Bellaire in Houston. The three-story, 75,000-square-foot assisted senior living community features a memory care wing for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and flexible spaces for programs designed to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being....

Turtlewood Manor Senior Living Condominiums

Construction has started on Turtlewood Manor Senior Living Condominiums. Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, each of the 62-luxury condominium homes provides a lifestyle where you enjoy the freedom of living without the stress associated with owning and maintaining a house. Experience go-to destinations right outside your door and explore Teo Chew Temple, authentic cuisine, coffee shops, hair salons and more. This environmentally-friendly building is designed with high-quality features such as 9-foot ceilings, granite counter tops, innovative technology, and an elegant...

Site Visit – The Pines at Bellaire

Site Visit! The team recently visited The Pines at Bellaire. The assisted senior living community is a three-story, structural concrete building with zero-combustible materials used in construction. All doors and windows will be ADA compliant with pleasant residential-style interiors for the emotional well-being of the residents with one wing for memory care and Alzheimer’s patients. The structural system employs load bearing metal framing to support structural concrete decks allowing a reduction in the overall height of the building for construction...

In the Pipeline – Brazos Lakes Mixed-use Development Master Plan

In the Pipeline – Brazos Lakes Mixed-use Development Master Plan Currently in the design development phase, Brazos Lakes Development in Missouri City will be a vibrant and active mixed-use center that delivers the work-live-play experience, creating a sense of place for residents and visitors. [edgtf_blockquote text="The development will not only establish a unique identity for Missouri City but aims to enhance the local economy to support property values and employment."][vc_empty_space height="20px"] Located on 24.45 acres of land along Highway 6, south of Glenn...