Phillip Johnson / Alan Ritchie Architects
The firm of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects has been recognized as one of the most creative and innovative architectural firms for over half a century. Philip Johnson’s leadership in the modern movement – in addition to his seminal role in the introduction of post-modernism and deconstructivism – has helped to form new ideas and exciting directions in design and architecture around the world. Now under the leadership of Alan Ritchie, who worked with Philip Johnson for over twenty-five years, the firm continues to explore and present new and cutting edge designs. When Philip Johnson retired in 2004, he expressed confidence in passing on his inimitable legacy to his protégé and esteemed colleague Alan Ritchie.
3615 Montrose is luxury urban living at its finest. Located in the heart of Montrose and within Houston’s heralded Museum District, 3615 Montrose is as distinctive as the neighborhood surrounding it. Just as the genial developer of Montrose, James Link, stated that the neighborhood would spearhead the procession of Houston’s growth, 3615 Montrose is leading the charge in design, development, form, and function. Surrounded by the Menil Collection, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and distinctive architectural works such as The Chapel of St. Basil — designed by Philip Johnson — 3615 Montrose signals a return of the renowned firm of Philip Johnson /Alan Ritchie Architects to Houston. The distinctive look of the building is a celebration of great architecture in one of Houston’s most vibrant neighborhoods. 3615 Montrose reflects a singular vision: to reconnect Montrose to its classic modernist roots while offering buyers a new standard in luxury urban living.
Located within walking distance of the University of St. Thomas — whose master plan was one of Philip Johnson’s earliest Houston commissions — 3615 Montrose is a luxury residence building unlike any other. Its undulating curves, formed by floor-to-ceiling glass, bring an abundance of light into the space thus capturing the site’s spectacular views. The sophisticated simplicity of the interior spaces is inspired by Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House, one of the most significant structures of 20th century architecture. The building has an expressive sculptural form that reflects the rich cultural heritage of this neighborhood.