MetroNational and Powers Brown Architecture partnered to build a 240,000-square-foot office building in Memorial City on an 18-acre tract, as part of the company’s long-term vision to redevelop the area.

Mexico-based Cemex, which has had an office in Memorial City since 2005, anchored the development as the building’s first tenant with 80,000 square feet on the building’s second and third levels. The Houston location is the cement and building materials company’s U.S. headquarters. The six-floor building is located at the northwest corner of Gessner Road and the Katy Freeway at 10100 Katy Freeway, directly across from Memorial Hermann Tower.

“The northwest corner is MetroNational’s newest commercial development and the first step in expanding Memorial City north of I-10,” said Jason Johnson, president of MetroNational, in a statement. “Similar to other Memorial City office developments, this building’s proximity to Memorial Hermann, Memorial City Mall, the Westin, and many restaurants will attract employees looking for great amenities.”

The building will feature 40,000-square-foot floor plates. The first floor will include 15,000 square feet of retail. Amenities will include 24-hour security, card key access and connections to other Memorial City locations via shuttle service.

“Cemex is excited to continue our relationship with MetroNational as construction begins on our new U.S. headquarters. We look forward to creating an inspiring, state-of-the art space to better serve our customers and our employees,” Cemex USA president Karl Watson, Jr. said in a statement.

The project is slated to break ground in fall 2015 and open in fall 2016.


six story office w/ seven level attached garage


houston, texas : location

jeffery brown: principal

john cadenhead : designer

Caveh Masum : project manager

role |

Shawn was the job captain and took on the role of 'project architect' for both the office building and parking garage on the project for the
developer MetroNational.

Shawn took the concept design from Powers Brown
Architecture’s design team and began the design
development package, drawing and drafting on the project
under the supervision of project manager Caveh Masum.
Shawn also coordinated all consultants through permit,
re-designs, and issue for construction. All city of Houston
permit responses, addendums, and revisions were written
and issued by Shawn.

Shawn worked with the interiors department at Powers
Brown Architecture to select and detail all finishes located in
the main lobby, elevator lobbies and restrooms.

project location

exterior night rendering
tilt-up wall contruction

entry lobby rendering

exterior rendering