Lone Star Tangible Assets
The companies owned by Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA) are responsible for facilitating, clearing, delivering, and storing high-value assets for hundreds-of-thousands of clients across the United States and around the globe. The Bullion Depository Bill was signed into Texas state law in 2015, establishing the first ever state-administered precious metals bullion depository, operated under contract by Lone Star Tangible Assets. With the establishment of depository, LSTA begin design and construction of its new facility on a 10-acre campus in Leander, Texas.
Technology / Industrial
As one would expect for a building called Texas’s Fort Knox, security is top priority. The client researched security protocols from military installations, other depositories, and Fort Knox and advised how those were to be integrated into the building design. By combining low-tech barriers, such as mass walls, and high-tech electronic security features, the facility offers a robust level of security, especially in areas where it is needed the most. In this case, a secure facility does not equate to an unwelcoming one. High ceilings, large picture windows, and warm finishes welcome customers and offer staff comfortable workspaces.
Design & Construction Facts
The tilt-panel facility houses a class 3 vault and has the capacity to hold up to $350 billion worth of precious metals. The building can expand to over double its current area.