RJTR is responsible for both the Master Plan for the Independence Park Office development and for the architectural design, interior design, structural engineering, and MEP engineering services for the Independence Two office building. Independence Two, developed by Highwoods Properties, is a 5-story, Class A multi-tenant office building located off of Independence Parkway in Tampa, FL. The interior design of the lobby and elevator lobby feature both ceiling and cantilevered architectural wood elements enhanced with recessed LED accent lighting. The angled composition of the recessed metal and LED accents in these wood elements give the spaces a dynamic and original character.
Outside metal and glass entrance canopies provide a distinguished arrival, while the glass covered connector to the adjacent parking deck provides a covered passageway for tenants in inclement weather. The front of the building is situated behind a landscaped green space and pond which affords an enhanced vista to the building from Independence Parkway. A sculptural roof feature gives the Independence Two a distinctive look, night lighting of this element will also make the building prominent at night. The office building is served by approximately 290 surface parking spaces and a new four story parking deck with approximately 650 parking spaces.