The Four Oaks Development Team
Giorgio Borlenghi, Lorenzo
Borlenghi, Henry Beck (general contractor), and Cesar Pelli pose in front
of a Dallas lab after conducting wind and rain resistance testing on the Four
Oaks curtain wall.
Not pictured: Joe Colaco.
President and owner of Interfin
Corporation, the real estate development company he founded in Houston in 1978.
Trained as a structural engineer in his native Italy, Giorgio has provided much
of the energy and vision for developing Houston's Galleria area and his
crowning achievement, Four Oaks Place.
Father of Giorgio Borlenghi and the
patriarch of his family's real estate development dynasty. With over 40 years
experience in complex real estate development, Lorenzo had a keen sense of
design and construction and a hands-on involvement in Four-Leaf Towers and Four
Cesar Pelli model of Four Oaks Place
|Cesar Pelli, FAIA
Internationally-acclaimed architect and
former Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University, who was
commissioned to design Four Oaks Place. A native of Argentina, Cesar has
received over 100 awards for design excellence, including the American
Institute of Architects' Gold Medal, recognizing a lifetime of achievement. He
was selected one of the10 most influential living architects i n 1991.
Joseph Colaco, Ph.D.
A highly-regarded structural engineer
known as the industry's "tall building specialist," he was recruited by the
Borlenghi family to design the concrete structure for Four Oaks Place and Four
Leaf Towers. In Houston, Joe had previously provided structural engineering on
One Shell Plaza, Pennzoil Place and Williams Tower. He has additionally worked
on 25 of the 100 tallest buildings in the United States, and has proven that
the technology exists to build a mile-high building.