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International on Turtle Creek p r o j e c t International c l i e n t  Jim

on Turtle Creek, Dallas

a r c h i t e c t Good

Fulton & Farrell Architects

d e s i g n t e a m David

The 250,000-square-foot International Harvester parts warehouse, located in the Old Trinity Industrial District

Lake Companies Farrell, AIA; Chris Andersen, AIA; B. Allison

near downtown Dallas, was originally constructed in 1948 and recently redesigned by local architecture firm Good Fulton & Farrell. Focused on contributing to

Brooks, AIA c o n t r a c t o r District

the growth of Dallas’ Design District, the firm divided

Construction (civil); TechniStructures

the warehouse into smaller units ranging from 1,549

(structural); Linda Tycher & Associates (landscape); James Johnston

square feet to 39,637 square feet, intended to house an

& Associates (MEP)

assortment of furniture and interior design showrooms.

c o n s u l t a n t s Brockette/Davis/Drake

p h o t o g r a p h e r Charles

Davis Smith, AIA

The architects transformed the site by carving out an open-air corridor through the middle of the building.

r e s o u r c e s masonry units : Palestine Concrete Tile; railings and hand -

The meticulously landscaped avenue serves as a thor-

rails :

oughfare for drivers, a pedestrian-friendly walkway, and

Amadeus Metalworks; metal roofing : Galvalume; entrances and

storefronts :

Vistawall; high performance coatings : Sherwin Williams

has established convenient access to parking facilities. To promote a sense of historical continuity, the splitbuilding design retained the original steel roof skeleton, and exterior brick components were painted white to streamline the building’s external appearance. Expansive windows and natural light are abundant throughout the complex, including 75 skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows in each showroom to make interior spaces more inviting and ensure a healthy working environment for employees. International on Turtle Creek is a modern

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and refined collection of showrooms, design firms, and restaurants, which will contribute to Dallas’ Design floor plan 1 entry driveway 2 showroom 3 cafÉ 4 Central Courtyard

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Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2008: High-Preformance Design  

Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other...

Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2008: High-Preformance Design  

Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other...