BURLINGTON MAKES A GRAND ENTRANCE IN TEXAS OFFICE DEVELOPMENT
Playing its part in delivering the clean and sophisticated architecture that is Barton Skyway I and II, part of a prestigious and phased office development for Prentiss Properties in Austin, Texas, is Burlington’s Broughton Moor natural stone. In addition to featuring as the flooring medium within the building’s lobby, the mid-green Broughton Moor stone with a honed finish has also been commissioned to create two feature and low level coffee tables that greet visitors on entry into the building.
Designed by one of Dallas’ leading and fastest growing architectural practices – Merriman Associates – Burlington’s natural stone not only complements the fossilised limestone and rich wood veneer lobby walls, punctuated with stainless steel detailing, it provides contrast to the exterior paving that forms the building’s covered entrance walkway.
To accentuate the authenticity of the lobby’s floor finish, the Broughton Moor stone – itself featuring a combination of unique markings and colourings associated with such a natural material – has been laid in bands of varying widths by tiling contractors, JGR Tile & Stone Corporation of Austin. General contractors for the project were Austin Commercial.
Furthermore, the deployment of Burlington’s natural stone within the interior of Barton Skyway I and II not only helps create an entrance of recognition, Merriman Associates has cleverly deployed the material within the building’s male and female washrooms where it features as fashionable and functional vanity tops.
Comments Merriman Associates’ V.P. Director of Design, Milton Anderson: “The site of the entire Barton Skyway development is situated in an environmentally sensitive location, hence Burlington’s stone has great empathy with the natural topography of the area. What’s more, the colour, texture and technical properties of the stone made it the perfect material for such a commercial office development.”
The office developments that are Barton Skyway I and II have floor plates of over 50,000 sq ft to provide the ultimate accommodation flexibility for both single and multi-tenant layouts.