Showcasing the unexpected.
As a sand-supply source for oil companies, Total Sand Solution (TSS) knows how to manage unpredictability. TSS is a critical component in large-scale fracking projects. They have developed innovative software tools that track deliveries in real-time, ensuring consistent service in an fast-paced industry. As a leader in the field, they wanted their Fort Worth corporate office designed in a way that showcased their expertise. That combined efficiency, elegance and a splash of vivacity. The goal was to design a space that showed clients and employees that TSS is a thoughtful and inventive company. From the floor, to the ceiling, to the elevators, the space is intentionally crafted to lead visitors and staff on a journey through their story.
TSS was drawn to the exposed concrete floors in the tenant space and wanted to keep the raw look as the foundation for the design. Paying close attention to the client’s desired aesthetic, we played up the industrial edge of the design but added textures and colors that humanize and soften the space, including glass, metal and reclaimed wood. While the floor plan is designed to showcase the work spaces, the control room is the star of the show. Wall-length monitors outline it, showcasing the technology-rich environment of the company.
Adhering to the client’s desire for transparency and a line of sight throughout the office, we included garage doors in an adjacent conference room that can be easily shut for privacy. Private office and conference doors have clear glass, further adding to the openness of the space and encouraging employees to collaborate. Floor-to-ceiling windows cut through the undulating ribbons of dark and light wood along the walls. Conference spaces with leather furniture along with accessories like cactus plants and long-horned cattle figurines keep each room personal to Texas. Tucked in the center of the work and offices areas is a sleek kitchen, stocked with healthy foods for hard-working staff. From the steel details of the desks, to the concrete floors to the wooden walls, we curated a thoughtful design plan that celebrates the materials that fuel the company while showing appreciation for the employees that make TSS successful.