Greater Metroplex Interiors (GMi)
Office & Industrial (Warehouse)
Parrish Ruiz de Velasco
In Phase I, we created a headquarters ten times larger than GMi‘s former facility. The program includes a two-story front office for operations connected to a storage warehouse, light manufacturing facility, and training center. Phase II consisted of three office buildings adjacent to the main building to serve additional tenants.
Although the two were permitted separately, the shell and office finish-out construction were strongly integrated, providing a seamless construction work transition from the exterior to the interior. Additionally, constant lines of communication between GMi, the general contractor, and our team of architects were imperative to meet important target dates for ordering materials so they could arrive promptly.
Stand out features:
- Grand lobby with stair & plinth-bench seating,
- Master Break Room connecting to Mezzanine Patio with Grand Canopy
- Private Gym
- Weld Room
- Large Training Center
GMi is pleased to stretch out its operations since its older facility did not fit its needs. As architects, we are proud of the natural and open space we’ve created for them. Also, the GMi complex exterior, thoughtfully cladded in limestone and ACM panel, is a refreshing and inviting presence among the various warehouses within its industrial park.
We want to give a special thank you to Mikal Darden and Chris Bowles at GMi, as well as the General Contractors, Jeremy Hunt and Phillip McDavid from Hage Construction, Jason Owens and Shane Walker from Hart Gaugler, Don Ellion and Joshua Gilbreath from Schmidt & Stacy, Clay Cristy and Curtis Peters from Clay Moore Engineering who worked on Civil, and John Murphy from Site Integration Studio who did the landscaping.
Charlotte Jones AndersonDallas Cowboys"O'Brien is about incredible architecture. They are an amazing team who works tirelessly, who burn the midnight oil. You talk about people with passion, they are a passionate team. O'Brien has lead us on an epic path of greatness. We are excited to continue with our partnership with Sean and his team."
Shawn FulhamLincoln Property Company"O'Brien has been a truly invaluable partner for Lincoln Property Company over the last 30 years. They have a comprehensive understanding of master planning, mixed use, and all the individual uses and components that make complex projects successful from both a design and financial standpoint. They have a long history of success, and always continue to stay on the cutting edge of design and development."
Lucy BillingsleyBillingsley Company"Sean O’Brien and team have the creativity, alacrity and flexibility to be great design partners. They listen closely and then bring all the historical architectural smarts and a fresh eye to creating places where you’d like to be. They first think through making the public realm inviting and then enrich that with great architecture."
Kyle NixPritchard Associates, Inc."I always enjoy working with the O’Brien team. They are very responsive and efficient, and work well with ownership to help keep projects on time and on budget."
John GriggsPresidium Group, LLC"O’Brien, some of the most skilled in the country and truly design iconic structures. The team works hard and commits to every detail. You can expect them to drop everything, meet deadlines, work with the budget. They are just the best."
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