the team

Richard Leibovitch Managing Partner / Arel Capital

"We designed this building with River Oaks residents in mind."

We felt that the most important thing to maintain with The River Oaks was a feeling of respect—for both the property and the neighborhood. To do this, the creative team uses local talent so that the priorities of local residents are not only heard, but innately understood. This maintains the historic footprint of the building and greenspace, while bringing the whole property up to the standards of Houston's most discerning residents—the residents of River Oaks.
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Lauren Rottet Principal / Rottet Group

"Our vision is to make the interior space animated."

Classic modernist architecture enriches The River Oaks and defines a lifestyle people seek and appreciate. Our vision is then to make the interior space animated. Natural light amplifies transitions within the residences and creates a more expansive sense of space within. We envision contemporary and warm residences with dark emollients, hardwoods, and warm limestone. This rarified property will form a unique bond with residents, much like great art does with collectors.
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Andre Landon Vice President / Principal EDI International, Inc.

"The magic of The River Oaks lies in the way it preserves a sense of the neighborhood."

The original River Oaks tower speaks architectural heritage. Glass and open floor plans amplify the connection between inside and outside at the lower levels. Grand corner living spaces anchor the floor plans, while larger units at the higher levels utilize large terraces to maintain the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. We think the real magic is in creating exquisitely modern luxury residences even as we preserve a sense of the River Oaks neighborhood.
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David SamuelsonProject Director / McDugald-Steele

"We value working with clients who appreciate the 'attention to detail.' "

In every project we undertake, McDugald-Steele brings an appreciation for each client's vision and resources as well as an abiding respect for the land, climate, and surrounding architecture. While every garden we design is unique, each reflects inspiration from the surrounding natural and built environments, often incorporating historical references as well as the latest innovations in landscape design and materials.

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