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Houston Food Bank

Location: Houston, TX
Year Completed: 2009

To meet the growing issue of hunger and expand its distribution capacity over three-fold, the Houston Food Bank (HFB) renovated a neglected, thirty year old, “tilt-up” warehouse.

The renovation of the 308,000 SF building includes dry and refrigerated warehouses, staff offices, volunteer community rooms and café, social service offices, correction department facilities, adult classrooms, food pantry, and conference facilities.

“On behalf of the Houston Food Bank, we are pleased to provide a reference for Rey de la Reza Architects. We have been very pleased with the scope of their work since hiring them to design the renovation of the former SYSCO warehouse facility.
In working with Lorie Westrick and her team, RdlR has helped the Houston Food Bank to create a project vision that truly reflects our organization’s mission of leading the fight against hunger. With RdlR’s assistance, we’ve been able to appropriately convey the scope of our plan to donors who have subsequently stepped up to support the campaign. ”

Brian Greene| President & CEO, Houston Food Bank


AIA Houston Design Award
AIA Texas Society of Architects Design Award
AIA National Public Architecture Social Impact Merit Award
Urban Land Institute – Development of Distinction Award
Contract Magazine – Inspiration Award