EIKON is part of a design build team that provided architectural and engineering services for the new Esplanade at City View Retail Center in Lubbock, Texas.

This Esplanade project is a new, 100,300-square-foot, mixed-use retail center.

A subtly Spanish-themed arcade and three entry/clock towers connect the two buildings. The single-story facility exaggerates the vertical scale of the overall expression to create a hierarchy of the entrance towers and the continuous, generously sized arcade.

 

The south building, including the south tower, is approximately 60,000 gross square feet. This building includes the build-out of a 30,000 gross square feet state-of-the-art Altitude Trampoline space.  The Altitude space incorporates 22, 000 square feet of trampoline type activity elevated deck area. It also includes 8,000 square feet of support spaces, including office, concessions, flex party rooms, restrooms and a mezzanine.. The mezzanine overlook space is strategically placed as an overflow area for patrons with optimal views down to the trampoline activity areas.

 

The north building, including the central and north tower, is approximately 40,300 gross square feet.  The covered exterior arcade/walkway includes 25,300 gross square feet of circulation space where the volume and height of the space graduates larger as visitors approach the center tower and the ‘Esplanade’ outdoor feature.  The Esplanade outdoor area is designed with themed, wood, open-air trellis elements, water features, specialty lighting and a composition of wall and floor materials that subtly reflect Spanish influences.

 

The site is approximately 6.4 buildable acres along Milwaukee Avenue including a large drainage easement at the south border.

The remainder of the site is part the City of Lubbock’s greater stormwater retention system in the form a 300 foot diameter, 40 feet deep La Playa.  The site engineering consists of paving, grading, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection and stormwater conveyance systems. Parking provisions are for up to 372 vehicles and include eight accessible spaces.

 

The retail facility will likely include business, mercantile, medical and food service cafe type spaces.  The building consists of a slab on grade with thickened edge and spread foundations at all point loads.   The primary structure is a steel – metal building construction system with metal stud framing at all enclosure walls.   The facility’s exterior material palette includes cast stone, brick masonry veneer and EIFS. The buildings use a minimum R-18 insulated metal framed wall assembly.

 

The insulated and tinted entrance doors and windows use anodized aluminum finished frames. A light gauge metal frame truss assembly supports the metal, prefinished roofs. The mechanical system consists of dedicated rooftop units for each leased space.  Equipment curbs are provided for a minimum space size of 5,000 sf per leasable space.

 

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