The Sports Therapy and Research Center is a state-of-the-art, collaborative facility providing athletes with unparalleled health services that allow them to reach their peak performance. The Star is a first of its kind, bustling sports and entertainment district that is home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice field. The district offers more than 35 restaurants, shops, and other specialty services including the Tostitos Championship Plaza and the Omni Hotel.
Perkins + Will collaborated with Xibitz to produce several iconic design elements including a 3-story vinyl “Running Man” graphic applied to architectural zinc panels. This graphic is seen as you enter the center and is an indicator of the important work happening for the athletes inside. Throughout several floors of the building, Xibitz installed custom wall panels produced from miter folded and painted aluminum. The formed, dimensional boxes display dynamic backlit photographs of athletes that are direct printed onto the aluminum. Many of the graphic panels integrated custom, touchscreen monitors that communicate key facts and information for visitors and staff.
Sleek podiums display various artifacts as well as a bronze bust created by a local artist and sculptural “hands” of well-known, former Dallas Cowboys. A beautiful, sculptural art piece can be found hanging in the atrium. Rows of quadrilateral shapes are hung at different heights and angles to create an effect of randomness, yet once the viewer steps beneath the sculpture, the shapes come together to form the Baylor Scott & White logo. Xibitz secured each shape on aircraft cable from a structure above the ceiling to ensure engineer requirements were satisfied. The end result is nothing short of spectacular.