Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and energy design elements for the core and shell of this development, which comprises 16,400 square feet of retail space and 312,000 square feet of office space.

The Broadway Office Development will be an extension of Silver Ventures’ “Pearl District” in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This multi-tenant boutique complex will consist of an 8-story tower and a 4-story tower on top of 4 levels of parking, which covers 371,000 square feet and features one level of below-grade parking and four additional parking levels to accommodate 1,038 parking spaces.

The building design connects with people at the street level, which will consist of storefronts, courtyards, and walkways, including heavily treed and landscaped areas that are designed to be both beautiful and actively used. The building will feel like it is part of the living environment in which it resides and will generate a living relationship to its neighbors.

All building systems and components will be state of the art, representing forward thinking in quality office environments. Several sustainable features have been incorporated into the design, including a geothermal loop, water-cooled variable refrigerant flow (VRF), a solar photovoltaic system, rainwater and condensate water collection and reuse systems, and radiant heating and cooling. Specifically, the building will store more than 100,000 gallons of rain and condensate for treatment and reuse, with backup provided by recycled water from the city. The system will supply 100 percent of the toilet, urinal, landscape, and cooling tower water make-up demand, with an estimated total site domestic water offset of 4 million gallons per year, as compared to code-minimum plumbing fixtures and cooling towers.

Rendering courtesy of Kirksey Architects