Houston Endowment Headquarters

Houston Endowment’s new office space is immersed in the developing neighborhood bordered by Buffalo Bayou, Montrose, and the Houston Heights. The centrally located space allows the Foundation, a perpetual institution, the opportunity to have a permanent home and to contribute to the growth of the neighborhood.

The building provides Houston Endowment with a new way of working with its valued partners. Convening
with others across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors is essential to advancing the Foundation’s
mission to advance equity of opportunity for the people of Greater Houston and enhance the vibrancy of the
region. The open and inviting space enables the Foundation to facilitate larger convenings than before and
will be a vital tool in how it serves the community today and into the future.


It reflects Houston Endowment’s on-the-ground ethic as a vital source of support and collaboration within
the city and will further connection and conversation around the Foundation’s funding priorities of
PreK-12 public education, civic engagement, and arts and parks.

About the Building


  • Location: 3683 Willia Street | Houston, Texas 77007
  • Size: 31,718 square feet
  • Project Cost: $33,100,00
    • Design: $4,300,000
    • Construction: $26,500,000
    • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment: $1,300,000
    • Project Management / Administrative / Other Services: $1,000,000

Collaborators


  • Architects: Kevin Daly Architects | PRODUCTORA | TLS Landscape Architecture
  • General Contractor: Bellows Construction
  • Construction Manager: Forney Construction
  • Design Competition Lead: Malcolm Reading Consultants
  • Sustainable Operations Plan Consultant: Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
  • Property Management: Midway

Frequently Asked Questions


Will you open the building to the public?

Like most office spaces, the building will not be open to the public. It is designed to be a workspace for our team and invited collaborators.

Can nonprofits or other organizations rent space for meetings or events?

The building may not be booked to hold meetings for activities not related to Houston Endowment business. Houston Endowment plans to host convenings and gatherings in collaboration with its community partners that will be on an invite-only basis.

Will you pursue LEED certification?

The building likely meets the requirements for LEED platinum certification. However, we’ve decided that the investment required to get the certification would be better spent advancing our program work.

Will Houston Endowment maintain the adjacent park?

The Houston Endowment headquarters sits adjacent to Spotts Park. The park, and all
equipment on its property, are managed by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department.

Are you having a grand opening event for the community to see the space?

We will not host a grand opening. We plan to put the building straight to work. Moreover, construction on our event space will continue through the end of the year.

Our goal is for residents to have abundant opportunities to connect and create.

Our goal is to increase informed civic engagement in our region.

Our goal is to increase the number of children that graduate from high school with choices for their future.