CyrusOne has announced plans to build a second data center in San Antonio and named Corgan as the architect of the new building.

Located near CyrusOne’s existing San Antonio facility, which was commissioned in October 2012, the new site is expected to have more than 200,000 sq ft of data center and superior Class A office space that can be used by customer employees. As a result, CyrusOne’s San Antonio footprint will grow to more than 300,000 sq ft of data center and Class A office space.

“As we anticipated, demand for colocation space in our existing San Antonio data center has been strong, and we’re excited to get started on the new facility,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer for CyrusOne. “We anticipate breaking ground in the fourth quarter of 2013 and plan to use our innovative Massively Modular™ facility engineering approach to achieve construction and asset utilization efficiencies and enable a speedy commissioning of the site.”

Texas-based Corgan is the architect for the project. Corgan is one of the largest U.S.-based design firms focused on architecture and has developed a special expertise in sustainable design of mission-critical facilities such as data centers. 

“We’re taking a uniquely sustainable and innovative approach to the design of this facility, which will blend it seamlessly into the native landscape,” explained Timmons. “The building will be layered with the terrain to allow at-grade access to each level of the building. The master plan is highly flexible with best-in-class redundancy, security, and scalability.”