MG Architects Breaks Ground on Energy Corridor Studio

PRESS RELEASE - July 27, 2015 (Houston) MG Architects broke ground on Friday (7/24) for their new office building in the heart of the vibrant Energy Corridor District, and opened a portal to its next 75-years of innovation. The firm’s new two-level studio will be at 14333 Grisby Road, near the BP Campus just south and east of the intersection of I-10 West and HWY 6. The boutique design firm, which caters primarily to banks and financial institution needs, is growing and has expanded its capabilities to include a broader range of commercial architecture, planning, and sustainable designs including Class-A office space, retail, and medical office space.

“It’s the kind of development that comes along only once in 75-years,” said Scott Clanton, one of the principals in the firm. “This new facility will allow our group to collaborate more efficiently, while providing a nurturing environment for creative juices to flow,” he said. Scott Clanton and Eric Batte have been partners in the firm since 1998.

MG Architects was founded in Houston in 1938, establishing a reputation as a creator of beautiful, functional, and economical structures tailored for the unique needs of banks, savings and loans, and credit unions. The firm has completed over 1,100 projects for financial institutions around the country, and is the only Architect endorsed by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. Funding for the project is being provided by Integrity Bank. The construction will be managed by Construction Masters of Houston, Inc.

Batte, Clanton, and the entire MG Architects staff converged on the new building site Friday morning armed with silver-bladed spades and a few pounds of elbow grease. After brief remarks by Clanton, the team sunk the blades into the turf, and turned the first few shovels of earth for the construction. The new studio is slated to open in January 2015.