International Business Park
On a flat, treeless site in Plano, Texas our client was interested in meeting the need of rapidly growing companies for flexible space in very large floorplates at low cost. To achieve the goal, the office building type was reduced to its essence. The skins are unornamented, job cast, load-bearing, tilt up concrete wall panels with rhythmic punched openings as large as the thin panels would allow. Texas shellstone veneer was used to mark entries and link the 108,000 SF and 120,000 SF buildings to the landscape and to each other. Two other lobby interiors and the garden between buildings function as communal space and encourage interaction among tenants.