- Richard Orne, Taylor Fierce Orne Architects
- Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
- Year Completed: 2006
- End Use: Mixed-Use
- Architect: Taylor Fierce Orne Architects (Formerly Orne & Associates, Inc.) – Los Angeles, CA
- General Contractor: The Beck Group – Dallas, TX
- Owner: UST Joint Venture LP
The two Victory Plaza buildings - at the heart of the city's changing streetscape and the center of the "new" downtown Dallas - stand as beacons to the adjacent American Airlines Arena. Visitors waiting for an elevator in the lobby of Victory Plaza's East and West buildings are immediately enveloped in the display of woven metal mesh from Cambridge Architectural. As cladding for the lobby's walls, ceilings and interior elevator cabs, woven metal mesh effortlessly lends visual and textural appeal to the facility.
At the core of the expansive Victory Plaza, an architectural mesh system mirrors the modern, high-energy styling that makes the venue an award-winning architectural attraction.
In addition to offering a refined style, the system provides functional advantages over traditional alternatives. Mesh ceiling panels allow light and air to pass through improving ventilation and air conditioning, without sacrificing interior aesthetics. For Victory Plaza, the ceiling system was designed to create light diffusion with the added purpose of obscuring the overhead sprinkler system.
By combining superior aesthetics with quality performance and function, the mesh system eliminates the need for additional interior materials. For example, Cambridge worked with the contractor on Victory Plaza to ensure successful installation of the mesh ceiling panels, which were engineered by Cambridge to fit the ceiling system. Cambridge was involved in the entire project, from design phase to successful installation, further minimizing costs.
Durable, and requiring little maintenance, woven metal mesh retains its beauty and function throughout its long lifecycle. Even after an application completes its lifecycle, Cambridge's metal fabric is 100% recyclable. Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC®, and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply.