University of Texas Dallas
Utility Infrastructure Improvements
Architect: HKS Architects
Contractor: SpawGlass Construction
As part of its ongoing rapid growth, the University of Texas renovated and expanded its Dallas facilities. To provide additional mechanical services to new buildings, a dedicated stand alone building was constructed. The location dictated a need for an aesthetically interesting interpretation of the common flat uninspiring mechanical screen.
ELEMENT constructed a structural steel framework supporting and interesting arrangement of modular aluminum panels with a random folded metal slat infill. Additional folded aluminum panels added to the appearance. All materials were engineering and fabricated by ELEMENT and delivered to the job site in kitset form for quick assembly in site.
Key Contribution by ELEMENT:
- Materials: Structural steel, galvanized steel, perforated and flat formed aluminum and machined components.
- Design Review
- Preliminary materials, manufacturing, engineering, scheduling and budget estimation
- Presentation of options and solutions, including schedule, scope and budgeting aspects of various options
- Engineering analysis, calculations and submittals
- Prototyping and Samples