New Hines HQ at Texas Tower focuses on modern design and workforce ofMarch 7, 2023 Antonio Holland
George Lancaster plucks small objects from the modern wood shelves lining the library at Hines‘ new headquarters in Texas Tower downtown and speaks of them as precious artifacts and mementos. One is the slide rule used by company founder, the late Gerald Hines, in his early years as a mechanical engineer and developer in Houston.
There are pieces of old Navajo pottery from a larger collection they had on display in Williams Tower, and a small note card listing Hines’ entire 1968 staff, just 32 employees. Hines was a photography buff, too, and his Leica and Lumix cameras sit among relics on the library shelves.