Residences at La Colombe d’Or

Adding structural integrity and safety to a luxury high-rise residence building.

Project Facts

Location Houston, Texas
Owner Hines / TIAA
Size 34 stories (285 units)
Status Completed 2020


The Residences at La Colombe d’Or, the sister site to the original La Colombe d’Or hotel and restaurant, is a new luxury building in Houston, Texas. To ensure the new structure adhered to city requirements and complimented the existing iconic building, Walter P Moore’s structural engineering team advised the project’s construction and design using experience and expertise. 

About the project

Built in 1923 as a private residence for W.W. Fondren, one of the founders of Humble Oil, the five guest suites and restaurant La Colombe d’Or is a Houston landmark hosting celebrities, politicians, and international figures.

It’s new neighbor, the Residences at La Colombe d’Or is a 34-story high-rise that connects to the hotel through a series of amenity areas, including an art gallery and outdoor plaza with a fireplace. Another 14,000-square-foot outdoor green space sits at the northernmost portion of the site. The new building also has 17 additional luxury rooms for guests of the hotel.

To ensure structural safety and integrity for the new structure and its connection to the old building, Walter P Moore used its structural engineering expertise to help the project come to fruition. 


2022 ULI Houston Development Of Distinction Award - Heritage