In 2012, Premier Designs President Tim Horner decided to honor his parents and company founders, Joan and Andy Horner, by building a museum that would communicate the company’s philosophy and ideals to a new generation of employees.
The Las Colinas facility regularly hosts busloads of independent distributors (or jewelers) going through their sales training process, so in addition to the museum, a large reception area, jewelry display cases, vendor meeting space and restrooms were needed.
The Church Works Studio of GFF designed a light, airy 2,000 SF pavilion to contrast with the existing low-slung stucco building. Cleft and honed limestone, steel and glass curtain wall were incorporated into the pavilion, garden wall and the existing porte cochere. A large oak tree was retained to shade the glassy west elevation facing a lush courtyard.
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