Our Backstory

The restoration and redevelopment of the Heights Ironworks complex has been a decade long project of Lowell Bezanis and Dr. Maria Gomez. They live in and have raised their four children in the Heights and are committed to preserving and repurposing iconic local structures to help ensure the unique character of the Heights remains for future generations.

On the journey, they worked with many people committed to preserving the integrity of the Houston Heights, including Jonathan Smulian, Steph McDougal, the Texas Historical Commission, and the City of Houston Department of Planning and Development. 

Meet Our Team


Events Director

Terri Bachand is a Certified Meeting Planner with 20 years of experience in corporate, individual, and group party experiences. She has extensive experience in conference planning, board meetings, and strategic retreats. Terri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from LeTourneau University. 


Event Sales Manager

McKenzie has extensive experience in hospitality, ranging from event sales and operations to corporate event planning. McKenzie holds a Bachelor of Science from Lousiana State University.  


Director of Marketing and Communications

Melina manages the company’s online presence, including social media platforms, event promotions, and magazine features. Melina holds a Bachelor in Political Science and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Fordham University. 

201 & 205 W 15th Street, Houston, Texas 77008