Stonebriar Centre Steel Structure - Frisco, TX
L.A. Fuess, Dallas, TX
ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Berkeley, CA
Bratton Steel, Inc., Dallas, TX (AISC member) Alamo Steel Company, Waco, TX (AISC member)
Baten Steel Erectors (SEAA member), Dallas, TX
Phase II: Steelweb (NISD member), Coral Springs, FL Phase II: Alamo Steel Co. (AISC member), Waco, TX Main Exposed Trusses: Draftco, Inc. (NISD member), Garland, TX
VCC Vratsinas Construction Company, Little Rock, AR
RAM Structural System, RISA 3D, in-house software
Situated near Dallas, TX, the Stonebriar Centre offers a dynamic public environment while remaining a traditional linear-concourse shopping complex. Using structural steel to define and highlight the major spaces, the mayor of Frisco, TX, likened the complex to a trip to the airport or opera.
Defining the central circulation path, a 1,550′-long sloping and curling steel roof structure spans the entire spine of the complex. Constructed of tensionsupported steel rod “king post” trusses resting on angled clerestory tube trusses, the roof structure undulates along the spine. Secondary spaces are defined by unique roof forms supported by a variety of truss systems, such as tension ring and bicycle wheel trusses. An innovative winged singletruss pedestrian bridge and fan truss mark the main entrance.
Architectural elements complement the steel structures. Acontemporary architectural vocabulary reflects this area’s reputation for cutting-edge technology and communication industries.
Traditional Texas themes blend with the architectural elements; Texas limestone pillars, motifs and steel sculptural art complement the structural system. A glass elevator, wrapped by a steel stair, extends through the overhead trusses.
The combination of the interweaving skylight system and steel span evokes an exciting and spacious promenade, reflecting seasonal and hourly variances of light.
“Steel construction is used inventively to create a sense of place, rhythm and articulation in a building type not known for exemplary architecture. Here is the best example that a mall can be a beautiful building. The whole structure is incredibly airy and light.”
Bratton Steel is a full service fabricator of structural and specialty steel. We also ship our fabricated steel to job sites for erection throughout North America.