Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch

The Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch is one of three branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The branch is located on Allen Parkway in the Fourth Ward of Houston, Texas.[1][2] The 297,000 square foot building, which includes the second largest currency vault in the country, was designed by architect Michael Graves. [3][4]

Current Board of Directors[edit]

The following people are on the board of directors as of 2013:[5]

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank[edit]

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank
Name Title Term Expires
Gerald B. Smith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Smith, Graham & Company Investment Advisors, L.P.
Houston, Texas
2013
Kirk S. Hachigian Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cooper Industries, Ltd.
Houston, Texas
2014
Vacancy 2014
Paul B. Murphy, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer
Cadence Bank
Houston, Texas
2015

Appointed by the Board of Governors[edit]

Appointed by the Board of Governors
Name Title Term Expires
Greg L. Armstrong President and Chief Executive Officer
Plains All American Pipeline L.P.
Houston, Texas
2013
Paul W. Hobby
(Chair)
Chairman and Managing Partner
Genesis Park, LP
Houston, Texas
2014
Ellen Ochoa Deputy Director
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas
2015

Structure[edit]

The building's architect Michael Graves said the inspiration for the structure was the Southwestern landscape.[6] Musician and Talking Heads leader David Byrne, commented that “This very out of place structure somehow lingers, like a fart left by someone no longer in an elevator.” [3] The brick exterior, which consists of 537,000 closure brick, 31,400 blue structural glazed tile, and 90,000 modular accent brick has been called a masonry masterpiece by the Mason Contractors Association of America. [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houston Branch - About the Fed - FRB Dallas". Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Boundary.png." Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved on July 2, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Show Us The Money: 10 Cold, Hard Central Bank Buildings". weburbanist.com. Retrieved 13 February 2016.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ a b "FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS - HOUSTON BRANCH". masconcontractors.org. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Directors of Federal Reserve Banks and Branches". The Federal Reserve. Dec 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hardy, Michael (15 March 2015). "Remembering Michael Graves, the Architect Houston Loved to Hate". weburbanist.com. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 


Coordinates: 29°45′36″N 95°23′04″W / 29.759943°N 95.38437°W / 29.759943; -95.38437