McMillan James Headquarters.

Merriman Anderson/Architects Designs New Headquarters for McMillan James

September 06, 2019

The new McMillan James Equipment Company Headquarters office includes a 32,000 square-foot office and warehouse for the full-service HVAC equipment representative company in Grapevine, Texas. The building features office space for over 100 employees, covered roof terrace, covered parking and an approximately 10,000 square-foot warehouse. Merriman Anderson/Architects (MAA) is the architect and interior designer on the project.

McMillan James Headquarters.
McMillan James Headquarters.

“McMillan James is a creative manufacturer of HVAC systems and it was our team’s challenge to create a new headquarters space that reflects their culture and unique business,” said Merriman Anderson/Architects Vice President Milton Anderson. “Working closely with their leadership, we were able to find a design blend that met their goals on a fairly small site.”

The goal for the design was to create a simple, smart and sophisticated space while respecting the existing site and staying within budget for the warehouse and office spaces. Keeping the form simple allowed for tilt wall construction of the tall warehouse space and two-story office space which proved to be more cost effective. Common areas, such as the entry lobby and employee spaces, broke the tilt-wall rhythm and aimed to be unique. The building interiors are simple in form, but carefully outfitted with equipment and materials that reflect the quality of McMillan James’ work product and ethics.

Each member of the project team is dedicated, experienced and integral to the development. The general contractor is Talley Riggins Construction Group, LLC; the civil and structural engineer is Big Red Dog; the MEP engineer is Purdy-McGuire; the landscape architect is Belle Firma; and Cushman & Wakefield is the development manager.

About Merriman Anderson/Architects, Inc.

A Dallas based architecture and planning firm offering programming, urban planning, architectural design, space planning, interior architecture/design, graphic design, construction document production, construction observation, and 3-D visualization. With offices in Dallas, Texas; Austin, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina, MAA provides services to clients on a national and international basis, emphasizing repeat clients as the heart of their practice. Each MAA professional listens to the needs of the firm’s clients and works to meet their individual and specific schedule, budget and scope requirements.
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