Flanked by Bakers Field Athletic Complex and anchored by the current operational public works facility, the project team explored materials and form to create a dynamic composition of program elements.
Flower Mound Complex
Through a collaborative and comprehensive master planning process, Freese and Nichols worked with the Town of Flower Mound staff to develop a phased implementation plan of their current Public Works/Service Center complex. The design process commenced with a comprehensive understanding of the programmatic spatial needs and departmental projections, while analyzing the site context and the design development guidelines of the Lakeside Business District. Our team worked closely with the Town exploring a program needs assessment to develop a Phase One 15,283-square-foot Fleet Service Facility, as well as a Phase Two 24,060-square-foot Operations and Maintenance Facility.
Flanked by Bakers Field Athletic Complex and anchored by the current operational public works facility, the project team explored materials and form to create a dynamic composition of program elements which consisted of the following: PHASE 1 Fleet Service Center - gated security access, administrative offices, training/meeting room, shower facilities, parts warehouse and vehicle service/wash bays; PHASE 2 Operations and Maintenance Facility - administrative offices, multi-purpose training room, locker room shower facilities, water laboratory, fabrication shops and an open air patio-court serving as an outdoor classroom and special event gathering space.
Through an in-depth site analysis and charrette, Freese and Nichols explored sustainable design strategies that resulted in high performance buildings reflecting the unique culture of the Town of Flower Mound. Sustainable design features included a condensed building program, a narrow floor plate that rejects heat and directs daylight, energy efficient building systems, use of local sustainable materials, and drought resistant native landscaping. With bold vernacular forms expressed in broad exterior colonnade canopies reflecting the site’s solar orientation, feature elements such as indirect light penetrating glazing implemented with high ceilings accentuate the public spaces and administrative offices along the north façade for daylighting benefits. Whereas locating locker room, material storage and fabrication shops areas along the south and west façades respond to their solar exposure demands. With a rich material pallet that reflects the Lakeside Business District context, the design solution visually integrates stained concrete floors, stone/CMU/brick masonry, aluminum, and concrete tilt wall construction that strategically flow into the interior spaces demonstrating a rugged durable performance as programmatically required for field crew personnel.
Through a delicate master planning and continual cost analysis effort, the comprehensive phased design solution not only increases the Town’s public service capabilities, but enhances the Lakeside Business District with a win-win for both the Town and the community it serves.
Town of Flower Mound
Architecture, Construction Services, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural