The 640 Taylor project was the first high-rise office building in downtown Fort Worth in more than 20 years. This Class A office building is a 330,000 square foot facility with an additional 445,000 square feet of garage space. The 25- story facility includes 4 levels of below-grade garage, 11 levels of above-grade garage, 12 levels of office, one level for events, and one level for amenities. In addition to working in a downtown environment, this Class A office building is built around an existing annex of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram building.

The 25-story facility features two utility vaults in the garage which deliver 480V services at 4000A and 2500A. The office tower has two bus duct risers which serve the tenant floors, events, and amenities. A 1000kW generator backs up legally required standby, emergency, and optional standby systems. The project has 100% LED lighting with zoned lighting controls to meet the current energy codes. One unique feature on the events level is a lighted fixture of the owner’s name in the form of a chemical bond.

Brandt worked in a design-assist capacity with Bennett Benner Partners, Summit Consulting and Balfour Beatty Construction to deliver a high-profile project which best fit the needs of the owner and showcased the benefits of having Brandt on the


Owner: Anthracite Realty Partners
Architect: Bennett Benner Partners
Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Engineer: Summit Consultants, Inc.


Project Size: 303,000SF
Start/Completion Dates: 03/2016 – 01/2018
Brandt Role: Electrical Services Design-Assist