The Chase Bank Building is an 181,000 SF office building in the Sundance Square neighborhood of downtown Fort Worth. The ground floor provides for 21,000 SF of retail space.
The design of the Chase Bank Building creates a link between the rich architectural past of Fort Worth and its high tech business environment of today. Contextually, the Chase Bank Building is situated between an area of restored 19th-century buildings to the east and modernist slabs to the West. The building is articulated as a composition of parts of varied sizes. This relates it to human scale as well as providing visual interest. The two-story base supports the main body of the building – multiple floors of finely finished brick with patterns made by contrasting brick colors. The top story is treated as another separate part capping the building. It has a tight rhythm of vertical windows and a cornice of corbeled brick and cast stone.
The main entry is deeply recessed to identify the entry point and to offer shelter. It is also provided with a metal and glass canopy. The building lobby, which opens into the Chase Bank banking lobby, is finished in Desert Blush marble and patterned terrazzo. Windows in the Lobby allow views into adjacent retail and restaurant space.
The Garage is given a separate visual identity as it serves a different purpose. Along Third Street, which is one of the most important east-west streets in this part of downtown, the Garage is given an articulate façade of detailed spandrels between strong towers. The Taylor Street façade, which faces another garage reveals its utilitarian concrete structure. Tenants can enter the Chase Bank Building directly from the upper levels of the Garage.