Thursday, June 11, 2009

PROJECT PROFILE: Fidelity Investments Southwest Region Headquarters - Phase II (Westlake, Texas)

General Contractor: The Beck Group
Architectural Firm: HKS Architects
Masonry Contractor: Texas Stone and Tile

Situated upon approximately 315 acres of the Circle T Ranch in Westlake, Texas, the second phase of Fidelity Investments’ Southwest Region Headquarters is nearing completion. With HKS Architects, Inc. ( as the design firm associated with Phase I, they along with The Beck Group ( have lead the design and construction management portions of the Phase II Building as well. Phase II of the project will share many similar features as Phase I, including the building’s location within a wooded campus overlooking a large lake. In addition to its surroundings, Phase II will also have a similar aesthetic appeal and layout, with a primarily natural stone exterior and a three-winged floor plan.

Also similar to Phase I, The Beck Group contracted Texas Stone and Tile ( to be responsible for the masonry portion of Phase II’s development. Further, Texas Stone and Tile selected Kirby Stone Company, LLC to provide them with the natural stone for the project and deliver it directly from our sandstone quarry in Lometa, Texas. According to William Kelley, Kirby Stone Company’s sandstone quarry manager, Phase II of the Fidelity Southwest Regional Headquarters has used natural stone on approximately 135,000 square feet of the Phase II’s exterior and interior surfaces, including common areas such as stairwells and the cafeteria. An area of that magnitude calculates to approximately 3,000 tons of Kirby Stone Company’s Cimarron and Autumn Blend stone supplying Texas Stone and Tile from our 1,700 acre sandstone quarry.

The sandstone product used in the Phase II Building include a ratio of approximate 85% of 3” to 5” veneer flagstone to about 15% regular chopped stone. In addition, as mentioned previously, the blend used for this project is primarily Cimarron Blend with some Autumn Blend features as well.

Completion of Phase II of the Fidelity Corporate Headquarters is currently scheduled for June 2009.

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