SABRE HOLDINGS HEADQUARTERS
Categories: LEED Silver
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Dec 2009
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Sabre wanted to create an economical, sustainable headquarters for its 1,700 high-tech employees. The resulting 475,000-square-foot, two-building complex situated on a heavily wooded site was one of the first and largest projects in the United States to receive LEED-Silver certification. The two facilities are part of a master planned 157-acre, 2 million-square-foot, 10-building campus.

This project is a benchmark in the Dallas area for energy efficiency, water conservation and indoor environmental quality. Its environmentally conscious exterior skin includes native Texas stone, aluminum, low-E glass and precast concrete. A water retention pond provides site irrigation. Moreover, the campus was the first project in the region to use organic landscaping. Over 90% of Sabre’s workplaces offer views to outdoor expanses of native grasses, wild flowers and newly created wetlands.

The pedestrian-friendly campus encourages employees to access buildings via landscaped walkways. The public areas and amenity spaces of the contemporary headquarters are planned along a “main street” spine that links the two buildings.  

The main lobby is a light-filled, high-tech space with a 28-foot-high ceiling adorned with a glass and metal grand stair, a floating curved ceiling plane, Venetian plaster wall finishes and polished concrete floors. The open ceilings expose the building’s operational components, creating an energetic, collegial work environment appealing to the young workforce.  

Employees have a wide array of meal choices available in the servery along with walking trails and a fitness center on the site.

Architect: Gensler
Location: Dallas, Texas
Client: Gensler
MEP: Purdy-McGuire
Structural: Bauldauf, Herrin & Assoc.
Commissioning: Air Performance
Contractor: Constructors, Inc.
Lighting: Steven Bliss
Audio / Video:  Admiral Communications