"Class "A" office building in the heart of Midland, Texas. 233,500 GSF building of 1982 Vintage with approximately five acre site and parking. Excellent condition! Former Texaco headquarters in Midland. Eleven story tower of glistening glass. Pentagon design allows each floor to have terrific window exposure for natural light and open atmosphere. Varied floorplans allow for single floor user with open bay design or other floors divisible with individual office suites for multi-tenant floors. Situated on its own city block in downtown Midland, home of President Bush. There are approximately 571 surface parking spaces. The topography for all the parcels is level. (duh, this is Midland)
Corporate headquarters, administrative offices, support or back office operations are well suited to the building."
"Parkhill, Smith & Cooper (PSC) is a full-service design firm that provides engineering and architectural design primarily in the public sector or with public entities, such as municipal infrastructure, education, healthcare and transportation. Established in 1945 in Lubbock, today PSC's office locations include Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Las
Cruces, Midland/Odessa and currently has a staff of over 250 professional, technical and support personnel."
Here's a description of the project from PSC's website:
"The existing building, previously an office building, allowed for the use of existing walls and materials to be reused where possible to create the most efficient layout for each department. PSC worked with 20 Midland County de-partments to incorporate the basic functional and spatial relationships between office areas, courtrooms, administrative, and high security areas of the courthouse to plan for their current space needs, as well as their future
growth. The increased size of space allowed the opportunity to incorporate nine new courtrooms into the facility. Along with these courtroom spaces, holding cells and prisoner transport areas were incorporated. Also, a new elevator specifically designated for prisoner transport was designed into the new space to minimize prisoner interaction with the public visitors and to maintain a high level of security. The plans that were developed allowed each department close, easy access to the files and storage that they retrieve at least once a week, and to have growth space as well. Remote storage was developed for less frequently accessed items. Two of the eleven floors have been left as empty shell space for future growth."
"MIDLAND COUNTY--It's the beginning of a new era. The new Midland County courthouse opened for business on Monday and there's quite a bit of difference from before to after. ... According to [Midland County] Judge Bradford, one of the things that sets the new courthouse apart from the old, is the cutting edge design that went into it, 'This building is not just built for today. It's built for the future.' The first thing you'll notice, when you walk in the main doors, is the giant Midland County seal in the foyer, something distinctly new to the new courthouse. A central jury room on the first floor, holds 302 perspective jurors and can also be used as a courtroom and other things, with some minor modifications. ... The sunlight, coming through the countless windows, combines with the furnishings to provide a more relaxed, stress-free atmosphere for attorneys, clients and anybody attending a trial or hearing. ... In case you don't notice when you pull into the parking lot, there actually is a parking lot. The Midland County Courthouse has gone from 31 to 554 public parking spaces."
"With boxes still being unpacked at the new Midland County Courthouse, officials say it's a little early to turn their sights back to the now historical Midland County Courthouse. ... However, when the time does come, they'll have a list of dozens of ideas to sift through that include everything from turning the 1930s building into the future home of the justice of the peace offices to creating another downtown office complex for businesses. ... What the eventual outcome will be, Bradford said following the county commissioners' meeting Monday, likely isn't something officials will know soon."