Project Owner
Houston Botanic Garden
General Contractor
D.E. Harvey
Architect
West 8

Houston Botanic Garden

Case Study
FSG Gets the Call for Site Lighting at Spectacular New Houston Botanic Garden

Challenge

In Houston, eighteen years of planning and two years of construction were coming to an end at the fabulous new Houston Botanic Garden. The former golf course location had been painstakingly transformed into a world-class destination that would serve as a gift for America’s fastest-growing, most culturally diverse metropolitan area.

Netherlands-based West 8 had been tasked with providing the landscape architecture, and D. E. Harvey was the general contractor responsible for the ambitious construction project. When the job involved executing the extensive lighting design at the Botanic Garden, Harvey turned to FSG’s Houston branch.

Solution

Beginning in 2019, FSG began work on the site lighting project. Immediately the constraints of the project became clear, as traditional construction methods and materials did not apply to creating an outdoor space to this scale. With maintaining the integrity of individual installations and landscape features of utmost importance, FSG found new ways to complete the work despite the famously temperamental weather patterns common on the Texas gulf coast.

With Phase 1 of the Botanic Garden construction project completed in late 2020, FSG left the site in the hands of project owners who were thrilled with the work and enchanted by the fully realized lighting design at the site.

Site lighting, sidewalks, a stunning welcoming boulevard, and additional hardscaping were all completed on schedule. FSG delivered the type of attention to detail this project called for. In support of a goal to create a lasting, internationally-renowned natural oasis within a vital and growing urban area, the project was begun with an expectation that all parties would need to deliver to the very top of their capabilities.

The project was completed precisely and to the customer’s ultimate satisfaction, and as expected the lighting installation for the Houston Botanic Garden conveyed the full impact of West 8’s lighting design.

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