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Dallas architect designs supercar firm McLaren’s new Coppell campus

McLaren Automotive’s North American operations center showcases exotic cars.

Dallas’ Merriman Anderson Architects has done everything from historic downtown renovations to new apartments in the suburbs.

And one of the architect’s latest projects is also one of its most unique designs.

Back in 2019, British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive announced that it was moving its North American base from New York to North Texas.


McLaren Automotive’s cars are assembled by hand in Surrey, England, and sold by 100 retailers in 40 markets around the world.

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Merriman Anderson designed the exotic car firm’s new campus in Coppell.

The 31,000-square-foot operation at 1405 S. Belt Line Road includes a showroom, training center, workshop, executive suite and administrative offices. A large section of the facility includes space to support dealer sales and technical training.

Dallas' Merriman Anderson/Architects designed McLaren Automotive's new North American campus...
Dallas' Merriman Anderson/Architects designed McLaren Automotive's new North American campus in Coppell.(Wade Griffith / Merriman Anderson/Architects)

The automaker previously stored cars in locations around the country, but now the inventory is at the new Coppell location.

“The design of the new headquarters reflects the luxury and innovative brand of McLaren Automotive,” Merriman Anderson’s Derek Dizon said in a statement. “The space is meant to display the genius of McLaren Group’s automotive division and serves as the home base for North American operations.”


The Coppell building includes a space for events with a large video screen for presentations. There’s a gallery to display McLaren Automotive and racing memorabilia, images, souvenirs and awards.

The building also houses a maintenance and training facility with mechanics’ bays.

McLaren and Merriman Anderson substantially rebuilt an existing office and warehouse for the Coppell campus.

Merriman Anderson is a more than 30-year-old architectural firm that has offices in Dallas, Austin and Charlotte, N.C.

Some of the firm’s best known Dallas projects include renovations of the landmark First National Bank tower — now The National — redevelopment of the Statler Hotel and the new 300 Pearl tower on downtown’s east side.