KE Andrews

KE Andrews, a 40+-year-old family-owned tax firm with offices in multiple US cities, was looking to more than double the size of their Texas headquarters to grow their workforce. They selected a 10-acre plot overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Texas, and engaged BOKA Powell to provide the master planning, zoning, and interior design for the new 80,000-square-foot home.

BOKA Powell designed a four-story Texas Modern-style building that integrated into its surrounding terrain, working with the sloping landscape and densely wooded areas. It included elements of KE Andrew’s commitment to sports and outdoor lifestyle.

One of the primary features of the new headquarters was the 20,000-square-foot communal break room on the ground floor. The break room contains many different zones, including eating and food preparation, lounging areas, various table types, and shuffleboard tables, all with views of the outdoor landscape and ample natural light.

The designers needed large-scale lighting fixtures to unify the different zones while providing functional illumination that matched the overall design aesthetic. It was clear that only a custom solution could meet all the needs.

Fabbian worked with their design engineers to develop bespoke 4, 6, and 8-foot diameter plated bronze rings that could support the weight of blown glass globes and maintain their shape while staying within budget. The result was stunning fixtures that perfectly illuminated the break room and completed the overall design.

Fabbian’s design and engineering teams can develop site-specific designs delivered on time and within budget. Their access to a network of local manufacturers enables them to maintain a close eye on production to ensure every custom Fabbian design will exceed expectations. Contact us to work on your next design.

Design: BOKA Powell
Photos by Erika Brown Photography

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