Bissonnet is a boutique mixed-use office development with an all-day café in Boulevard Oaks. Bissonnet is a thoughtful building that serves as a model for neighborhood mixed use in Houston. Focused on people, Bissonnet replaces a gas station with the type of uses neighbors want close by.
Project Name: Bissonnet Mixed Use
Studio Name: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Project Size: 11500 ft2
Completion Date: 2019
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Photography: Chase Daniel
Large picture windows and residentially scaled materials speak directly to the neighborhood. The building shape steps and angles to break down the structure’s scale and the building features a signature stair leading to an open terrace.
Rich, dark masonry at the base level with detailed punch windows contrasts with the textured white cladding found on the top two levels. The site plan orients the building to the front corner, prioritizing the pedestrian experience.
Biophilic design is incorporated through lush greenery located throughout the building’s interior and exterior. The preservation of the site’s existing tree canopy nestles the development carefully within Boulevard Oaks.
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture provided full architectural services, and has completed interior finish out and design of all tenant spaces including Tropicales cafe, Platform Group’s Office and Westlake Dermatology.