Principal Ken R. Harry was selected to transform the interior of 1415 Louisiana, a 43 story LEED EB O&M certified office building into the “Best in Class” choice for tenants looking for a Class A building without Class AAA rates. The project illustrates the importance of renovating and rehabilitating older buildings in lieu of calling in a demolition team. Through the deliberate use of cost-effective and sustainable materials, this project was financially viable and is having a positive impact on its inhabitants and the community. The renovations covered all common areas (the garage elevators, the tunnel system, mall level below the office tower, main lobby, office building elevators, and the exterior canopy at the main entry). The main lobby concept was to cover the huge expanse of dark granite floors and walls with a very thin and lightweight porcelain stoneware that would immediately brighten and modernize the space.