Street view of One Grove Street building lit up at dusk.

One Grove Street

Sustainably-focused mixed-use 16-level facility in the heart of Houston’s Upper Kirby district

Project Facts

Location Houston, Texas
Owner Midway Companies
Size 530,000 SF
Cost $40 million
Status Completed 2015
Certifications LEED Gold for Core and Shell


A distinctive building in the Upper Kirby district of Houston, One Grove Street is a mixed-use facility providing office and retail space. A key feature is the 9-level basement garage space, providing ample parking for tenants and their customers. Indicative of the architect’s focus on sustainability, it also received LEED Gold certification for the core and shell. 

People gathered on the lawn in front of the One Grove Street building, watching an event.

Office and retail building at One Grove Street in Houston with people sitting in the sun

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About the project

Located along Richmond Avenue in the Upper Kirby district, this architecturally distinctive office building creates an “urban campus” feel for Vitol, a Swiss-based, multinational energy and commodity trading company. The office building and podium garage, including ground floor retail and dining amenities, are integral to the adjacent Levy Park and new residential development to create a “Live-Work-Play” atmosphere for occupants, residents, and visitors.

The cast-in-place 7-story concrete structure includes 245,500 SF Class-A office and 24,450 SF retail space built over a 9-level, 824-space podium parking garage. One unique feature of the building incorporates a two-level, column-free trading floor and green roof terraces between the office tower and podium garage.

The One Grove Street building in the Upper Kirby district adjacent to Levy Park


2016 AIA Design Houston Award, Interior Buildout (Vitol Offices)

2018 Urban Land Institute Finalist