IBP 190

Carrollton, Texas

International Business Park at Midway and President George Bush Turnpike is a multi-phase office and retail development in Carrollton. The master plan emphasizes the arrival experience in a campus environment with an iconic sculpture that marks the park at the corner between two 4-story buildings.   The stone wall at the entrance of each building is intended to be a 4-story marker that provides visibility from the highway. The louvers at the entrance come down the face of the curtainwall and turn horizontally to infill the canopy.  The louvers also extend from the outside into the lobby, articulating the ceiling of the 2-story space. The louvers above the entry canopy are illuminated to emphasize visibility particularly in the evening. The articulation of window wall and composite metal panel with the punched openings results in an envelope that compositionally changes the paradigm of what a value office building looks like in this market sector.