Richardson-based Alliance Architects completes architectural designs for DataBank
November 20, 2013
Richardson-based Alliance Architects, Inc. has completed shell and interior design services for DataBank's new facility in Richardson's Telecom Corridor(R). Located within Digital Realty’s Dallas Data Center Park Campus, the building is one of the very few multi-tenant, top-tier colocation data center facilities in the state.
While the majority of these types of facilities are designed from converted warehouses or industrial space, the DataBank facility was designed and built specifically for use as a data center. Modeled after DataBank’s original facility, formerly the Federal Reserve Bank Building, the space offers the same look and feel of the company’s downtown Dallas data center.
The new facility accommodates 50,000+ square feet of technical space, including approximately 41,000+ square feet of data hall dedicated to customer hardware. Boasting true 2N power design, the facility offers custom high-density power delivery architecture and access to top network providers. Additional features also include a NOC (Network Operations Control), two MMR’s (Meet-Me-Rooms), conference room, executive offices and a tech lounge. All infrastructure critical components are housed within the equipment yard which in enclosed by a 20’ tall wall and constructed of 9” thick reinforced concrete. Perimeter fencing surrounds the property, offering secure access to the property.
Alliance Architects’ team members included Tom Maxwell, Ashley Gibson, Gloria Boyd, Barb Caires, and William Arch. K2 Construction provided general construction and construction management services.