The project is a 3400 square foot two story atrium in a 34,000 square foot, multi tenant medical building, located on a busy, four lane commuter road in Hust, Texas, a prosperous suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The access of all tenant spaces is through this common atrium and therefore it is the first impression that people see when they enter the building. Employees in the building eat lunch take coffee breaks and have small meetings in the atrium. The atrium is 48 feet wide by 55 feet long and in the center is a 23’ by 30’ insulating sandwich panel skylight 28 feet above the floor in a hip roof design. The skylight was installed when the building in 1984 when the building was constructed and has yellowed, casting a golden light into the space. There are two entry halls, each 15 feet by 25 feet, south and east. The ceiling height in each entry hall is 10 feet. My goal is to find a design that will be pleasing to the eye and cause a person to pause and remark that this is a very pleasing and interesting space. I want a potential tenant to want to be in this building because it is warm, inviting and curious. The budget is $100,000 to $150,000. The existing floor is a mosaic design which I am having restored.
I want the design to be complementary to the medical practices in the building, which are a surgery center, diagnostic center, sleep center and doctor's offices. Something that will appeal to all ages and all kinds of people. Something that will interest the medical professionals in the building and ones that are possible tenants of the building. I would like the design to boost the reputation of the building, give a it some snap and excitement.