Edward Rogers Architects
Specializing in quality design and a high level of professional service for a wide variety of corporate and residential clients.
Edward Rogers Architects was formed in 1985. The firm has cultivated a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from corporate jet interiors to small residential green structures. Each project is tailored specifically to the needs and tastes of each client and executed with careful attention to material selections, lighting quality and detailing. Mr. Rogers holds degrees in fine arts and architecture from Rice University. He has served on the boards of the Pronghorn Scientific Foundation and The Margaret Austin Center.
Major Projects include:
Renovations to 3100 Richmond Avenue, Houston, now known as The DNA Bulding. Damage from a tornado during hurricane Ike prompted a complete renovation of the 60,000 square foot structure including a new vent skin exterior wall system. A pattern of two-tone stucco panels was the first use of a Human DNA gel sequence image on a commercial office building. The building was designed in 1964 by Neuhaus and Taylor Architects and was one of Gerald Hines first major commercial office buildings.
One of the first examples of green architecture in Texas. A cypress-clad hill country house on 96 acres provides a toxic-free environment for a cancer patient in recovery. Materials are ceramic, metal and plant-based products free from chemically processed composites, including solid wood interior finishes, metal roofing, cotton insulation, and VOC-free coatings.
A 6,000 square foot Memorial-area Northern Italian house. An unusual villa plan responds to a limited building area by providing eastern and western wings around a two story central living room accompanied by upper and lower galleries. Materials, massing and colors are based on the owners' ancestral home of Pacentro, Italy. Featured in The 1994 Best Laid Plans exhibit sponsored by the Rice Design Alliance.
Master Planning, meeting and dining facilities for the Margaret Austin Center, a non-profit retreat center in Chappel Hill Texas. As co-founder and long standing board member, Edward directed all design, construction, civil and structural engineering projects.
As Project Director for Howard Barnstone Architects
Design of research and testing facilities for Schlumberger-Doll Research in Ridgefield, Connecticut and Austin, Texas. Facilities include library, offices, meeting facilities, specialized research and testing laboratories and the renovation of Philip Johnson's first commercial building as the administrative offices. Projects received awards from the Texas and the Connecticut Societies of Architects.
Interior of the Schlumberger corporate jet. Based on the French-built Falcon 50, the interior includes custom anatomical seating and specially laminated lightweight core metal millwork.
Additions and renovations to the first air conditioned house in Houston. The River Oaks area home originally designed by Architect John Staub in 1937 includes many unique features including zero-detail cabinetry, trim and flooring, cold-cathode lighting and restored Lalique glass panels.
Other projects include design consultation for a 45,000 sq.ft. extended family estate in Bangkok,Thailand, highrise condominium interiors, and numerous homes and renovations in the Houston neighborhoods of Memorial, River Oaks and South Hampton.