Stuart Harris Principal
"We are working with companies to create environments that not only support work but also support the workers and their wellbeing - one that attracts and supports the kind of people needed to build a competitive advantage."
Stuart has been responsible for the project delivery, from initial design concept and budgets through construction scheduling, contracts and administration during his career of more than 25 years. Many of these projects were complex transformations of big box buildings, such as retail showrooms, manufacturing facilities and historic structures, into award winning corporate office environments.
During his 22-year career, Stuart has been responsible for the due diligence, master planning, development, scheduling, budgets and contracts associated with the complex transformations of big box buildings, such as retail showrooms, manufacturing facilities and historic structures, into award winning corporate office environments.
Stuart understands projects from the client’s perspective, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view. He has an eye for detail, is thoughtful in lighting design, and is passionate about communication and follow-through. This attention to detail led to the successful design of the relocation of Cheniere Energy to their new headquarters in Pennzoil Place North Tower. This project transformed Cheniere’s standards for workplace and created opportunities to design satellite offices for Cheniere in Singapore and around the United States. Work with Solvay, Accenture Chicago, and Accenture DC Metro also showcase Stuart’s passion for designing for the client.
Stuart is one of the foremost authorities on sustainable design, including LEED and WELL Building. As Director of Sustainability at PDR, Stuart is a LEED AP ID+C and provisional WELL AP. He delivered Platinum certification for our own PDR office relocation project and Silver for Schlumberger’s corporate headquarters relocation from New York to Houston, both AIA award winning projects. Among its many innovative features, Schlumberger is recognized for dramatic lighting and successfully incorporating a museum quality art collection into the new space.
Among his many community contributions, Stuart served as a long-time board member and officer for the Lawndale Art Center, a contemporary art center which exhibits the works of more than 500 artists.
Stuart is a Principal at PDR, a Registered Architect in the State of Texas and he holds memberships in the American Institute of Architects. He graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Architecture.