Architecture in Fort Worth

1612 Summit Ave.

1987

 

This 82,000 square foot office building was designed by the Fort Worth architectural firm of Youngblood Associates.  The building features four stories of offices above grade and one level of parking below grade.  The building is five sided and is brick on four of the five sides.  However, the site and building are cut at an angle by the expansion of I-30 and the addition of the Chisholm Trail Parkway.  The angle cut of the building is delineated by an aluminum and glass curtain wall to make the building appear as if it were more cut in section along this wall.  The second, third, and fourth floors also cantilever out in a zig-zag pattern on this part of the building.  The brick work on the building is also laid out in a decorative pattern with three colors to break up the masonry on the walls.  Window in the brick walls are nearly square.  The building offers great views of Downtown, the Westside, the Medical District, and TCU.