The design of an office/warehouse facility for Tornier USA, a France-based manufacturer of prosthetic limbs, was inspired in large part by the building’s prime location in the northeast quadrant of a fast-growing business park. While the corner site allowed the primary elements of the building—the lobby, main conference center, break rooms and call center—to be located along main street frontages, their exposures to the south and west left them vulnerable to the Texas sun.
To circumvent this issue, Powers Brown Architecture came up with a design that incorporates overlapping planes on the southern end of the building, which not only provide shade for the interior, but also add a linear canopy element to the architecture. On the western end of the building, angular Tilt-Up walls, glazing and shading forms provide further shade and architectural detailing. The company’s signature blue was used as an accent color on both the interior and exterior, along with yellow and white to provide contrast.
The new headquarters gives Tornier USA a professional space in which to host medical training with their product, as well as carry out day-to-day operations.
Stafford, TX 77477
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