Fort Worth, Texas/200,000 square feet
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Business Operations Center is a 200,000 SF waterfront campus at Hillwood’s AllianceTexas intermodal transportation hub in Fort Worth, Texas. The modern campus design features two buildings in an east/west configuration linked by a light-filled, steel and glass atrium that serves as a lobby and event space. The campus features outdoor amenities including an outdoor fitness area, basketball goal, half-mile walking trail, al fresco kitchen and dining area. A third-floor terrace encourages employees to step outside and interact with nature, including a view of a natural water feature on the property. The complex is carefully positioned to allow maximum usage of outdoor space while considering sun and wind exposure. Building materials have been carefully selected to allow the campus to blend into the natural surroundings, while the landscape design pulls visitors from the outdoor terrace to the pond to create an accommodating flow. Parking on premise offers ample infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz selected SmithGroup to design the workplace interiors, and BOKA Powell collaborated with their design team on key interior elements like the monumental stair that serves as a major focal point of the lobby.