Eclectic, fresh, contemporary: These words are used to describe Houston's architecture. With designs by Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Ieoh Ming Pei, Kevin Roche and Rafael Moneo, the city's buildings and its skyline can stake claim to being a global-worthy force.
"Houston moved from thinking of itself as a city that in the 19th century wanted to be a regional leader to, in the 20th century, thinking of itself as a city that acted on a national and international stage," Stephen Fox, author and architecture historian, says.
In this Hidden Houston video, hear from field experts on what makes the Bayou City such a diverse, energetic destination for architecture lovers.
Click on the photo (above) or here to watch the video, produced by Texas Foundation for the Arts.
Editor's note: Hidden Houston is an interactive multimedia series that aims to reveal the many things that are unique about the Bayou City and its surrounding area.