Irving, Texas/525,000 square feet
NEC America’s corporate headquarters is situated at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and State Highway 161, and anchors the 82-acre master-planned Las Colinas Corporate Center. Comprised of two buildings totaling 525,000 square feet in Phase I, shell and interior design services were performed via a fast-track delivery method to meet the move-in requirements for NEC. The masterplan can ultimately support 1.05 million square feet. The nine-story, high-rise centerpiece of the campus contains the executive offices, standard open offices, and amenities such as a full-service cafeteria, fitness center, and executive briefing center, designed for product demo and sales.
The adjacent “L” shaped mid-rise, composed of a five-story wing and a three-story wing, contains offices, testing labs, and a training center, as well as loading and mailroom facilities consistent with a large-campus development.
The geometric massing of the buildings punctuated by “lantern” elements is the focus of the overall composition of the project. Conditioned connectors that help form the edges of a landscaped, sunken plaza achieve connectivity between the buildings and garage.