Self+Tucker Architects

Property Maintenance Building

The 42,500 square foot Property Maintenance Building (PMB) has been designed to replace an outdated and inefficient existing facility at another location. As the first building on a 32 acre master planned site, the PMB will establish an aesthetic for the entire development. The site is being developed as a municipal complex for six City of Memphis Facilities. The predominant design approach for the PMB was to create a building with form and mass to compliment the scale of the site. However, ultimately the building must be a functional and comfortable work environment. Therefore, sensitivity to the environment, durability and low maintenance were also all key design factors. Sustainable features include a 1,400SF glass enclosed Interior Courtyard to allow natural light to access spaces in the center of the building. In addition, roof mounted skylights permit extensive daylighting into the warehouse to greatly minimize electricity use. The pre-engineered structural system has also been designed to accommodate the weight of the future installation of solar panels.