Frank Farzan Kholousi AIA, NCARB

Frank Farzan Kholousi AIA, NCARB

Dallas,TX., US


Paradigm Square Office building, Odessa, Texas

Paradigm Office building is a 3 level office building all allocated to medical office/clinics. 

With 22,759 square feet per floor for a total of 68,277 square feet of the office building representing a modernist contemporary look with the emphasis on local climate in west Texas and energy conservation. Office building/architecture consumes nearly 50% of all energy produced in US. Complimentary pre-fabricated sun-shade-overhangs can reduce up to 80% in heat gain are used on the south, west, and east elevation mostly.

Customizing glass to the sun orientation, view and energy efficiency are proposed. Heat blocking SolarSmart glass on the west side of the building for blocking low-sun summer heat gain,  translucent thermal skin (aerogel infill) with U-factor of .23 on the northwest side of the building and clear glass to the south for borrowing view from Golf Course is proposed.

The building envelope will go through commissioning with Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) for hot aired climate in West Texas.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Odessa, TX, US
My Role: Project Designer