The new Pier 1 Home Office in Fort Worth, Texas is a 450,000 sf facility that houses all of the firm’s corporate functions. The twenty-story office tower is sited on a prominent 15-acre site overlooking the Trinity River and downtown Fort Worth. The program includes a conference center, training center, fitness center, employee cafeteria, photo studio, data center, sample room, and has an 850-car parking deck.
The landscape architect was responsible for developing alternative site design solutions reinforcing the concept of a landmark high rise building set in a park-like setting, complementary to the adjacent Forest Park Boulevard and Trinity River Park. Pier 1 is a significant landscape architectural project because of its size and scope, its landmark status in downtown Fort Worth and the Trinity Uptown plan, and the level of design detail and execution shown in the site and landscape work.