Capturing Levy Park & West Memorial Place

Levy Park

Location: Houston's Upper Kirby District Landscape Architect: The Office of James Burnett

Location: Houston's Upper Kirby District
Landscape Architect: The Office of James Burnett

The redeveloped park includes curated, year-round programming, native landscaping, interactive water features, a performance pavilion, event lawn, community garden and dog park.

West Memorial Place 1 & 2

Location: Houston's Energy Corridor Client: Skanska

Location: Houston's Energy Corridor
Client: Skanska

Located on 12 acres in Houston’s Energy Corridor, West Memorial Place boasts a beautiful campus setting. The buildings are designed to be LEED Platinum Certified and will consume 30% less energy than typical baseline buildings. 

The Warrant Building

Location: Houston's Warehouse District Architect: Prevot Design Services Interior Designer: Pamela Hope Designs

Location: Houston's Warehouse District
Architect: Prevot Design Services
Interior Designer: Pamela Hope Designs

The Warrant Building was originally built in 1910 for the Lone Star Bottling Company and now provides office space. The building is walking distance from The University of Houston, The Heights Hike & Bike Trail, Houston Metro and White Oak Bayou Greenway. 

Drones in The AEC Industry

Goldman Sachs Research estimates that, between 2016 and 2020, the U.S. construction sector alone could spend $1.3 billion to purchase 44,300 drones and supporting equipment and software. Check out this BD+C article to learn more and let us shoulder the regulations and drone logistics to provide you with the perfect shots. 

Capturing The Marriott Marquis & Main Street Theater

Marriott Marquis Pool

Landscape Architect: Clark Condon

Landscape Architect: Clark Condon

The Texas-shaped lazy river sits 110 feet above Downtown Houston. The deck also includes an infinity pool, spa and fitness center, bar and grill, and pavilion.
 

Main Street Theater

General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation Architect: Studio Red Architects

General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation
Architect: Studio Red Architects

The intimate 5,700-sf theater includes a highly flexible black box and additional support space. 
 

Carvana

General Contractor: TEAL Construction

General Contractor: TEAL Construction

Carvana's car vending machine allows users to rent a vehicle through their unique system. 

Superbowl Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Our city did a fantastic job hosting this year's Superbowl and the G.Lyon team loved capturing the festivities. Click the photo above to read a Houston Chronicle article about the lasting effects of the big event.

Capturing West End Church & EcoPark

West End Church

Location: Houston, Texas Architect: Studio Red General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation

Location: Houston, Texas
Architect: Studio Red
General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation

West End End Church, has been a part of the Houston community for over 100 years. The project team worked diligently to upgrade the worship center and educational center while preserving original building elements. 

EcoPark

Location: IAH General Contractor: Teal Construction

Location: IAH
General Contractor: Teal Construction

Located on Will Clayton Boulevard, the parking facility brings an additional 2,200 covered parking spaces to the IAH area.

Ha Long Bay

Geoff captured this video of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Click to take a tour of the beautiful spot.

Southeast Asia

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam 

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam 

Geoff recently had the pleasure of touring Southeast Asia. Over the next few weeks we'll bring you snapshots of some of the incredible sights he experienced. 

National Geographic Best Photos of 2016

As we kick off the new year, take a few minutes to enjoy National Geographic's 52 best images of 2016. Click the photo below to see more. 

Snapshots From A Successful Year

Thank you to our clients for another successful year. We've captured everything from Class A high rises to boutique interior spaces, and we have loved every minute of it.

Capturing Driscol Schools & Tuloso-Midway High School Agriculture Complex

Driscol Elementary & Middle School

Location: Driscol, Texas Architect: VLK Architects

Location: Driscol, Texas
Architect: VLK Architects

Twelve small buildings were consolidated into one renovated complex that includes space for administration and for the community. Unique design elements from the original gym, built in the 1940s, were preserved including the center court dragon emblem, now displayed in the library. 

Location: Driscol, Texas Architect: VLK Architects

Location: Driscol, Texas
Architect: VLK Architects

VLK Architect Angel Rivera notes that "When the old gymnasium was demolished, we didn't just throw out everything. The whole basketball court was saved, reclaimed, and utilized in the new school. The original center court dragon emblem, which is Driscoll's mascot, is on the wall in the library and the maple court floor from the old gym is used in the new display cases and interior finishes in the archways and collaboration areas."

"Additionally, the beams that were holding up the old gym were also utilized as exposed beams in the main hallway, vestibules, and around door openings throughout the building, connecting the old with the new in a sentimental and inspiring way."

Tuloso-Midway ISD Agriculture Complex

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas Architect: VLK Architects

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Architect: VLK Architects

The new Agriculture Complex houses steer pens, pig and sheep/goat pens, poultry pens and rabbit pens. 

Bethke Elementary School

Location: Katy, Texas Architect: VLK Architects General Contractor: Gamma Construction

Location: Katy, Texas
Architect: VLK Architects
General Contractor: Gamma Construction

The 145,000-sf school includes a library, gym, cafeteria, laboratories, a clinic, classrooms and administrative offices. 

Heading to Southeast Asia

We will be in Southeast Asia from December 11th through January 6th. Let us know if you need anything captured before or during our trip. 

Drone Photography

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We are drone photography experts and love telling the story of a project through unique angles and perspectives. Let us know if you need any projects captured. 

Capturing The British International School & CSRA

British International School

Location: Katy, Texas Architects: House + Partners, Fanning Howey General Contractor: Tribble & Stephens

Location: Katy, Texas
Architects: House + Partners, Fanning Howey
General Contractor: Tribble & Stephens

This 285,000-sf campus includes classrooms, exploration space, a multipurpose cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium, swimming pool and multiple sports fields. The unique building is Nord Anglia Education’s flagship school in North America and the facility supports an International Baccalaureate curriculum. 

CSRA

Location: Shreveport, Louisiana Architect: Prevot Design Services

Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Architect: Prevot Design Services

This facility contains a mixture of open and closed office spaces, a large break room and informal collaboration areas. The renovated bank building also features a conference room inside of an old bank vault. Additionally, old safety deposit boxes were used to create a bar in the break room and television stand in the conference room. 

Phillips 66 Campus Aerials

Architect: HOK General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

Architect: HOK
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

We recently captured some aerial photos of the impressive Phillips 66 Campus. The 14-acre site is located off Beltway 8 West between Westheimer Road and Briar Forest Drive.

Permission To Shoot

Does your photographer have the correct permits required for each shoot? Click the photo to learn more about the importance of using a thorough prepared photographer, like us. Check out this article from Chase Jarvis to learn more. 

Capturing Sunset Coffee & West Memorial Place

Sunset Coffee

Location: Allen's Landing, Houston, Texas Architects: Lake | Flato & BNIM General Contractor: Linbeck Landscape Architect: SWA

Location: Allen's Landing, Houston, Texas
Architects: Lake | Flato & BNIM
General Contractor: Linbeck
Landscape Architect: SWA

The Sunset Coffee building, originally built in 1910, recently underwent a major transformation. The building houses Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s offices and includes a rooftop terrace, paddle craft/bike rental facility and outdoor plaza.

West Memorial Place

Location: Houston, Texas Architect: HOK General Contractor: Skanska

Location: Houston, Texas
Architect: HOK
General Contractor: Skanska

Our team continues to capture abstract photos of the 12-acre West Memorial Place to be converted into wall art. 

Greens Bayou Regatta

This photo of Greens Bayou was captured using a drone, Osmo and D5. The Greens Bayou Corridor has over 20 parks with more in the works. 

Unique Cameras That Work

Click the photo above to see some of the most unique cameras in the world that actually work, courtesy of legendary photographer Chase Jarvis. 

Capturing Virage & Corporate Headquarters

Virage

Location: Houston, Texas Architect: Prevot Design Services

Location: Houston, Texas
Architect: Prevot Design Services

Corporate Headquarters

GoPro In Space

In 2013 a group of students launched a GoPro into space but it wasn't discovered until years later by hikers. To see more incredible images and learn about the GoPro's crazy ride click the photo below. 

Capturing Phillips 66 & St. Pius High School

Our team was recently selected to capture several high profile projects including Phillips 66, St. Pius High School Center for the Sciences & Media and West Memorial Place. 

Phillips 66

Architect: HOK General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

Architect: HOK
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

Phillips 66 recently unveiled their new 1.1-million-square-foot global headquarters housing over 2,000 employees. The unique campus includes a yoga studio, spinning studio, basketball court and soccer field with a track. Additional amenities include an on-site dentist and physician, massage room, dry cleaner and two credit unions. 

St. Pius High School Center for the Sciences & Media

Architect: Turner Duran

Architect: Turner Duran

The new 27,000-square-foot Center for the Sciences & Media anchors St. Pius’ west campus and includes lab and lecture classrooms, a roof-top garden, media and resource center, administrative space and plaza seating for outdoor learning and gathering.

West Memorial Place

Architect: HOK General Contractor: Skanska

Architect: HOK
General Contractor: Skanska

Located on 12 acres in the heart of the Energy Corridor, the campus includes a new 12-story office building and large green spaces throughout the property. Our team was selected to capture photos of the sprawling campus to be featured on the walls of the gym, locker rooms, leasing conference room, leasing lobby and hallways.    

Bisnow Future of EADO Event

We are proud members of the EADO community and enjoyed sponsoring Bisnow’s Future of EADO event. East Houston is booming and with 5,000 jobs and 6,000 residents the area presents a lot of opportunities for developers. To learn more, check out this Bisnow article

Ultimate Sports Photography Contest Winners

Photo Credit:  Lorenz Holder

Photo Credit:  Lorenz Holder

If you need a break this afternoon, click the photo above to see winners of the 2016 Red Bull Illume Photography contest. The shot below by Lorenz Holder was selected as the top photo overall.

Downtown Building Boom

Downtown Building Boom

The Incarnate Word Academy

The Incarnate Word Academy, a Roman Catholic secondary girl's school located in Downtown Houston, is expanding and the G. Lyon Photography team was there earlier this week to capture the progress. 
Contractor: E.E. Reed Construction
Architect: SBWV Architects Inc.

Hotel Alessandra

According to Houston Business Journal, this highly anticipated boutique downtown hotel is one step closer to delivery and we were there earlier this week to capture some great shots of the current construction efforts. 
Contractor: Hoar Construction
Architect: Gensler

609 Main at Texas

With an approaching occupancy date of March 2017, construction continues on 609 Main at Texas, a 50-story 1.1M+ square foot office tower located in the heart of Downtown Houston. We were there earlier this week to capture a few of the finishing touches. 
Contractor: Harvey Builders

Capturing Main Street

What a beautiful September day to meander the streets of Downtown Houston and capture some great shots of life on Main Street.

Future of EaDo

Future of EaDo

East Downtown Houston, passionately known by its inhabitants as EaDo, is a unique, vibrant up-and-coming Houston neighborhood that over the past few years has been transforming from a downtrodden, almost forgotten district to a fun, quirky community loaded with desirable residential neighborhoods, thriving businesses, trendy coffee shops, restaurants and eateries, live music venues, theaters and art galleries, studios and boutiques, and let’s not forget about the home of the Houston Dynamo, BBVA Compass Stadium

G. Lyon Photography is proud to call this neighborhood home and we are excited to announce that we are one of the select sponsors for Bisnow Houston's September 27th event, Future of Eado, focused on new EaDo developments and TxDOT’s proposed freeway reconfiguration plans happening east of Downtown.  Won’t you join us and the other 235+ registered attendees at this event? The event is being hosted at the recently restored EaDo historic Cheek-Neal coffee building located between Minute Maid Park and BBVA Compass Stadium and there are nine speakers scheduled. It is sure to be another fabulous Bisnow event and we hope to see you there!!  

Levy Park Pavilion Concrete Pour

Levy Park Pavilion Concrete Pour

Levy Park, a public greenspace hidden within the Upper Kirby District, is undergoing a $12 million dollar facelift and we were there to capture the recent concrete pour of the park’s new performance pavilion roof.  G. Lyon Photography shot approximately 15,000 still photos and took almost an hour of drone footage to create the entertaining time-lapse video below.  To learn more about the park’s exciting redevelopment project check out levyparkhouston.org.

Landscape Architect: Office of James Burnett
Architect: Natalye + Associates
Contractor: Burton Construction

Levy Park Performance Pavilion

Levy Park Performance Pavilion

Capturing Stantec & BBVA Compass Stadium

Our team has been busy capturing some unique locations throughout the Houston area including Stantec Houston's Greenway Plaza office, BBVA Compass Stadium, Kilgore Engineering Manufacturing and the bustling new Whole Foods on Voss.

Stantec Houston Houston, Texas

Stantec Houston
Houston, Texas

Located at 20 East Greenway, this newly renovated office space was built out by O'Donnell Snider Construction.

BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, Texas

BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston, Texas

Clark Condon & Associates completed the landscaping around EADO's iconic BBVA Compass Stadium. 

Kilgore Engineering Manufacturing Houston, Texas

Kilgore Engineering Manufacturing
Houston, Texas

Kilgore Engineering's expansive manufacturing facility is located in Houston.

Whole Foods Market Voss Houston, Texas

Whole Foods Market Voss
Houston, Texas

Designed by Boucher Design Group and located on Voss near Woodway, this 46,532-sf Whole Foods replaced and doubled the size of the Whole Foods that previously serviced the Memorial area. 

Capturing Whole Foods Vintage Park & Mitsubishi

Our team has been busy capturing projects in the Houston area and beyond. Below are some recent shots we've captured of Whole Foods Vintage Park, Mitsubishi Heavy Machinery Division and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Spring. 

Whole Foods Vintage Park Location: Houston, Texas General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation

Whole Foods Vintage Park
Location: Houston, Texas
General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation

Located in Vintage Park at the Southeast corner of Louetta and Cutten Road, this new Whole Foods Market was built by Arch-Con Corporation.

Mitsubishi Heavy Machinery Division Location: Houston, Texas General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Machinery Division
Location: Houston, Texas
General Contractor: Arch-Con Corporation

Mitsubishi's Heavy Machinery District, located at 20 Greenway, was designed by Ziegler Cooper and built by Arch-Con Corporation. The 15,000-square-foot build-out was recently completed.

Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center Location: Spring, Texas Architect: O'Dell House Architects

Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center
Location: Spring, Texas
Architect: O'Dell House Architects

Our team recently captured aerials of Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Spring, Texas. The project was designed by O'Dell House Architects.

Aerial of EADO

Aerial of EADO

Click the photo above to check out a Bisnow Houston article detailing how EADO is evolving and featuring several of our photos. 

Geoff recently traveled to Denver to capture a project for a client and enjoyed photographing the sights while he was there. Click the photo above to see more shots from his trip. 

If you need a break today, check out this short video of an artist recreating a classic Rembrandt painting using only stock photos.

Capturing The Westin at The Woodlands & Heading to Denver

The Westin at The Woodlands General Contractor: JE Dunn  

The Westin at The Woodlands
General Contractor: JE Dunn

 

Located in Waterway Square in The Woodlands, the 302-room hotel features meeting space, an outdoor pool, a workout studio, a business center, second-level pool deck and a 150-seat restaurant. 

W.D. Von Gonten General Contractor: O’Donnell/Snider Construction Architect: Ziegler Cooper

W.D. Von Gonten
General Contractor: O’Donnell/Snider Construction
Architect: Ziegler Cooper

Located at the former Great Indoors on the Katy Freeway, W.D. Von Gonten’s 72,000-sf space includes both offices and laboratories. 

1885 St. James Place Leasing: Jones Lang LaSalle Architect: Jackson & Ryan General Contractor: Tellepsen Builders

1885 St. James Place
Leasing: Jones Lang LaSalle
Architect: Jackson & Ryan
General Contractor: Tellepsen Builders

This 15-story, 165,000-sf, boutique office tower is located in the dynamic Uptown Park/Galleria area. 

The Pines at Woodcreek General Contractor: Satterfield & Pontikes

The Pines at Woodcreek
General Contractor: Satterfield & Pontikes

Located in Humble, this new apartment complex features one- and two-bedroom units, a resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen, fitness center and one-acre dog park. 

We're heading to Denver next week, let us know if you need any projects captured while we're there. 

Capturing The Allen Center & Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

We recently captured photos of the Allen Center before it undergoes a major transformation. Click the image below to see some shots of the building in its current state and check out this Bisnow article to learn more about the redevelopment.

The Allen Center Location: Houston, Texas Contractor: Harvey Landscape Architect: Office of James Burnett Engineer: Haynes Whaley

The Allen Center

Location: Houston, Texas
Contractor: Harvey
Landscape Architect: Office of James Burnett
Engineer: Haynes Whaley

We were recently commissioned by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to capture the unique abandoned cistern, rediscovered in 2010. The cistern, built in 1927 and larger than a football field, was Houston’s first underground drinking-water reservoir. 

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Geoff enjoyed capturing both the natural and built environment during a recent trip to Arizona. Click the photo below to see more shots from his trip. 

Grand Canyon 

Grand Canyon 

We're throwing it back to when SMPS Houston did a Member Spotlight on Geoff. Click the photo below to learn a little bit more about the man behind the camera.

Capturing Houston Area Development

We've been busy helping capture all the development occurring in the Houston area. See below for a peak at 1330 Post Oak, developed by Transwestern, and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center, designed by HP Architecture and built by C.A. Walker Construction. 

1330 Post Oak Developer: Transwestern

1330 Post Oak
Developer: Transwestern

Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center Location: Spring, Texas Architect: HP Architecture General Contractor: C.A. Walker Construction

Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center
Location: Spring, Texas
Architect: HP Architecture
General Contractor: C.A. Walker Construction

We enjoyed capturing photos of the Landmark Award winning project, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Click the photo below to see additional award winning buildings. 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

We are excited to be involved with the PURSUIT project, lead by Gensler, Arch-Con Corporation and Midway. Click the photo we captured below to learn more about the non-profit organization and stay tuned for a time lapse of project construction.

PURSUIT project team including Gensler, Arch-Con Corporation and Midway.

PURSUIT project team including Gensler, Arch-Con Corporation and Midway.

We love attending and capturing photos of various events around the Houston area. If you're looking to get out of the house this summer, click the photo below to learn about local events on the docket, including the Pasadena Strawberry Festival this weekend.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Capturing & Delivering Quality Images Quickly

We are committed to capturing and delivering quality images quickly. Below you can check out a couple of our recently captured projects including the The Westin at The Woodlands for JE Dunn Construction and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital ICU for O'Donnell Snider Construction. 

The Westin at The Woodlands

The Westin at The Woodlands

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital ICU

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital ICU

Our team ventured 40 stories up to capture Harvey Builders installing glass for the tallest pool in Texas, featured in this Houston Business Journal article and this Houston Chronicle article. Click the photo below to watch a short time lapse of the installation.  

If you need a break from staring at text on your computer, click the photos below to check out some impressive entries in the Smithsonian's 14th Annual Photo Contest. Or, if you're feeling ambitious, go ahead and submit an entry yourself.

Capturing the Houston Flood & the Final Four

As local Houston photographers, our team is plugged into what's going on in the city and we are committed to providing you with photos of not just architecture, but current events. Below you'll find images of the recent flooding, the Final Four festivities, and a good looking project we shot for Arch-Con.

During recent storms, 240 billon gallons of water have fallen on Houston, enough to power Niagara Falls for 88 hours.

During recent storms, 240 billon gallons of water have fallen on Houston, enough to power Niagara Falls for 88 hours.

The Final Four Music Fest was held on Discovery Green and attended by numerous Houstonians. 

The Final Four Music Fest was held on Discovery Green and attended by numerous Houstonians. 

Our team recently captured The Gateway, built by Arch-Con Corporation. 

Our team recently captured The Gateway, built by Arch-Con Corporation.