Team Members


I.A. Naman + Associates
Sterling Engineers


D.E. Harvey Builders




Trading Commodities from Up Above

When Gunvor, a Swiss commodity trading company, sought to expand their reach, they chose to open their first U.S. office on the 65th floor of Chase Tower – Houston’s tallest building. In order to meet the challenge of creating an office space that represents the spirit of Houston, while reflecting their Swiss roots and global presence, they reached out to PDR.

To balance the aesthetic desire while optimizing the space for continued growth, PDR designed the space using Gunvor’s minimalist European aesthetic. With clean lines, simple geometry, and neutral palettes, employees are provided a comfortable environment that emphasizes one of the best views available of Houston’s skyline.

Ultimately, the design provides a comfortable, attractive and enabling environment that focuses on the needs of Gunvor’s diverse background and reach. Gunvor’s first U.S. location not only complements their daily work, it communicates their growth and strength to a new market.