Irving, Texas (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
The Las Colinas Association announced the groundbreaking today of its new 15,500-square-foot, two-story headquarters building, designed by BOKA Powell architects. Located on a 2.3-acre site along the bank of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, the building will offer spectacular views of the river as well as the Urban Center of Las Colinas.
“The building plan and orientation is site-inspired, reflecting the Trinity River’s adjacent sweeping oxbow,” explains Andrew Bennett, lead designer from BOKA Powell. “It has a Texas modern aesthetic that celebrates the region’s farming and ranching heritage, with stone-wrapped columns, porches and low, standing-seam metal roofs.”
With a dramatic two-story cylindrical rotunda at its entrance, the new headquarters will feature a winding staircase leading to community meeting space that opens up to a grand porch. Large windows will flood the space with natural light, and porches and balconies will offer outdoor access.
“Las Colinas is renowned nationally as one of the first large-scale master-planned communities thanks to the foresight of our founder, Ben Carpenter,” said Rick Bidne, president and CEO of the Las Colinas Association. “A building that recaptures the spirit of Las Colinas is a fitting tribute to Carpenter’s legacy of world-class development.”
The community room and associated terrace will face Lake Carolyn and the Las Colinas Urban Center, and the offices and conference rooms have views of the surrounding trees and foliage. The building will include offices for all aspects of the association’s operations including alarm monitoring and security patrol.
BOKA Powell is the project’s design architect and interior designer; Raymond L. Goodson is the civil and structural engineer; Purdy-McGuire, Inc., is the MEP engineer; and SMR is the landscape designer.
About Las Colinas
Las Colinas is an internationally renowned master-planned community located within the city of Irving, Texas, near the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and just 10 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Comprising 12,000 acres, the development is a unique combination of commercial, residential, educational, recreational, and retail land uses developed in harmony with the environment.
About BOKA Powell
BOKA Powell is a nationally recognized architectural design, planning and interior design firm, with office locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, TX. BOKA Powell’s areas of focus include commercial office, health care, hospitality, higher education, multi-family and mixed use planning and design.