The employee entrance of the IRS Service Center wraps around a central plaza.
Image: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects
This detailed site evaluation and resulting master plan guides the development of a vast one-story building, breaking it up into smaller modules to mitigate the contrast with human scale and better secure site and building access. The master plan provided for tight security at the perimeter of the site as well as at the entry points for each building module yet it maintained a visually open feeling for employees. The individual building modules connect at each corner to form three interior courtyards which provide both recreation and visual relief for the buildings' occupants. The site includes lakes, walking trails, and a wide perimeter area for natural and low maintenance landscaping.
Memphis, TN - 1995
900,000, 131 acres
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Project Team: Lee Askew III, Scott Dicus, William S. Nixon, Jim Wilkins
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