University of North Texas Highland Street Parking Garage
- Location: Denton, Texas, USA
- Year Completed: 2012
- End Use: Parking Garage
- Architect: Jacobs Architects - Dallas, Texas
- General Contractor: Hunt Construction Group - Dallas, Texas
- Installer: Compass Steel Erection, Inc. - Denton, Texas
- Owner: University of North Texas
Cambridge architectural Mid-Balance mesh pattern create panels of metal that are as interesting as they are functional for the University of North Texas Highland Street Parking garage facade. For the university in Denton, TX, the design represents both the 100 year tradition of the school of innovation as well as the new constriction that is taking place throughout campus. The 372,000 square foot, seven-level garage accommodates 1,000 cars and includes cooling towers to service the adjacent Business Leadership Building.
External screen panels of the Mid-Balance patterned system adds unique design and aesthetic appeal to an otherwise standard parking garage, while also facilitating both protection from harsh sunlight and allowing air flow, without obstructing views of campus.
The University of North Texas Highland Street Parking Garage mesh system utilizes the Eclipse™ self-tensioning attachment hardware system to install the Mid-Balance product. This clearly articulated assembly provides tailored edges for expanses of flexible metal fabric while providing an elegant, custom structural support design to the parkade’s facade. The Cambridge Team developed an ideal system to implement a visual enhancement for the project team, specifically engineering the system to the building's exterior to assure a streamlined installation.