George H.W. Bush State Office Building


Texas Facilities Commission


Wayfinding Consulting

Exhibit and Interpretive Design

The George H.W. Bush State Office Building, located at 1801 Congress Avenue in Austin, is the first-constructed and flagship building of the 2016 Texas Capital Complex Master Plan. The building anchors the northeast corner of a newly developed pedestrian mall that connects all state agencies within a single unified district. The pedestrian mall forms a civic gathering space and a cultural gateway to the State Capitol.

In collaboration with Texas Facilities Commission, fd2s deployed signage standards throughout the 14-story, 1.25M gross square-foot, multi-tenant building and created a dramatic exhibit in its main lobby that celebrates the life of the building’s eponymous former US President. The exhibit, which spans 90 feet of the main corridor from reception to the main elevator lobby, is comprised 36 glass panels with custom-printed and back-painted graphics and carved headers that comprise a photographic tribute to America’s 41st President.