Overview

The Dallas metro area contains three of the fastest growing suburbs in the country. Companies are moving their headquarters to the area because of its top-notch workforce and premium office campuses. The Legacy West Development has added thousands of jobs in the area and millions of office spaces featuring amenities like on-campus pharmacies and fitness facilities. New luxury hotels and high-rise residential buildings are following. Combined, the area is growing up and out, and preserving and fostering new green space is a priority. So is preserving Dallas’s rich architectural history, with award-winning historic preservation projects bringing new life to downtown architectural la

Top Architects

5GStudio_collaborative

Architects:
Yen Ong,

Awards:
IIDA Lavish Most Innovated Design Award,
Build Architecture Firm of the Year,
TEXO Construction Association Distinguished Building Awards

Address:
800 Jackson Street, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75202

About 5GStudio_collaborative

5GStudio_collaborative started in 2005 with the goal of expanding design beyond traditional architectural practices. Among numerous honors and awards, Architect Magazine has included the firm in the Top 50 design firms in the country for two consecutive years. Partner and Co-founder Yen Ong has overseen all of 5G’s portfolio including some of the firm’s projects in Vietnam, China, Mexico, and Indonesia. The Jakarta native studied in Indonesia, Singapore, and Italy before earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Kansas State University: he has an international, intercultural perspective on design. He founded the firm with partners Hoang Dang and Scott Lowe.

Featured Projects

Overseen by Ong is the Omni Dallas Hotel, a LEED Gold-certified establishment. 5G served as the design architect, while BOKA Powell served as the architect of record. The hotel is a whopping one million-square-feet project that has over a thousand rooms. The building sits on a four-story podium with east and west towers facing the sun. Ever since it was completed a decade ago, The Omni Hotel has lit up the Dallas skyline with neon lights that outline its façade. Many tourists notice The Omni’s bright lights when flying over on a dark night. The project has received many awards that include three 2012 Distinguished Building Awards and a 2012 Vision Award from the TEXO Construction Association.

Architexas

Architects:
Craig Melde, Senior Principal & Founder
David Chase, Principal
John Allender, Principal

Awards:
Associated Builders an Contractors, Inc. – Excellence in Construction Regional Eagle Award, 2015,
Preservation Dallas Gail Thoma Patterson Award 2013,
Preservation Dallas Stewardship Award 2004,
Preservation Texas Building Award 2001,
AIA Dallas Honor Award

Address:
1907 Marilla Street, Floor 2, Dallas, Texas 75201

About Architexas

Architexas was established by the founders of the city’s historic preservation program. When Architexas started in 1978 it became the state’s largest historic preservation firm. It started with repurposing historic industrial warehouses and has eventually built landmarks in the state. The Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro, Texas is one of the firm’s most famous projects and it brought Architexas the reputation of being an expert in restoring historic county courthouses. Now, the firm has fully restored 27 historic county courthouses in 11 counties.

Featured Projects

One of the firm’s award-winning projects is the Wylie Municipal Building. Made in cooperation with Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, Architexas designed a new municipal facility that includes a city hall, library, and recreation center. The firm served as the Architect of Record involved assisting the city with site selection and budget refinement. The site is a rural landscape that is perfect for a town center. This project won a National Brick in Architecture Award for Best in Class and a Golden Trowel Honorable Mention.

BOKA Powell

Address:
8070 Park Ln. Ste. #300, Dallas, TX 75231

About BOKA Powell

For the past 40 years, BOKA Powell has been providing cost-effective design solutions to commercial clients found in Texas and Colorado. The firm was founded by four experienced architects who wanted to reinvent the Texas architectural industry by using the latest technologies and trends. Before the design process begins, the team evaluates the client’s interests to see if it is similar to new concepts that have been applied to previous projects.

Featured Projects

Cushman & Wakefield hired BOKA Powell to reposition two towers of the International Plaza, a 45,000-square-foot office building in Dallas. The goal of this remodeling was to install sophisticated amenities on various floors of each tower. These amenities included a fitness center for the different offices found in the building. The lobby was given a contemporary look and it connects to cafe and lounge areas on the ground floor. From the lobby, there are a set of stairs that leads to meeting rooms and gathering spaces. These spaces encourage coworking among employees. The firm also designed a lake house retreat for the building and it was made to be a small outdoor space for employees wanting to relax.

CallisonRTKL

Architects:
David Cassidy
Ron Singler

Awards:
AIA Dallas Design Awards,
Design:Retail Magazine Design Firm of the Year

Address:
1717 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

About CallisonRTKL

Callison and RTKL have been around for more than five decades. The two firms merged in 2015 under the Arcadis umbrella, a design and consultancy agency that provides its services to international clients. Together, CallisonRTKL has created environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions, and public entities. The firm has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the best management consulting firms and it has won a number of awards from international organizations. Its most recent accolades included four awards from the 2020 Shop! Design Awards and it was given to retail projects in Texas, Utah, and Canada.

Featured Projects

Located in the heart of North Dallas is The Shops at Willow Bend. It was named as one of the best malls in the US and CallisonRTKL was hired for its hundred million dollar redevelopment. This redevelopment added 100,000-square feet of retail space and 200,000-square feet of office space. CallisonRTKL also redesigned the layout of the mall by relocating the dining area to be more adjacent to the front entrance. A spacious, adaptable layout allows the atrium to host events like street fairs or concerts.

Corgan

Architects:
Bob Morris
David Lind

Awards:
AIA Dallas Honor Award,
Texas Society of Architects Architecture Firm Award,
Impact Award,
Caudill Award,
ENR Award of Merit,
Community Impact Deal of the Year Award

Address:
401 N Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202

About Corgan

Corgan is an architectural and design firm with ten offices in different states and two branches abroad. Headquartered in Dallas, the firm specializes in aviation, commercial, critical facilities, education, healthcare, and interior design projects. It has received several distinctions from ENR including an Award of Merit in Higher Education/Research Category. Perhaps the highest honor Corgan has received was being named as the top Data Center Architecture Firm by Building Design + Construction Magazine.

Featured Projects

In July, Toyota began moving employees into its new campus in Plano. When it was finished, more than 4,000 employees were relocated to the 2.1M-square-foot campus. Corgan provided full architectural and interior services for the project. It was LEED Platinum certified. The campus includes an 850-person dining commons, a healthcare clinic, a fitness center, a multi-purpose knowledge center, a 500-person gathering space, a pharmacy, a museum, and a conference center. It received the Community Impact Deal of the Year Award in 2015 from D CEO Magazine. In 2015, the New Parkland Hospital, designed in collaboration between HDF and Corgan, won an Honor Award for Large Projects from AIA Dallas and a Texas Society of Architects Design Award. A 1,900k-square-foot campus contains an 862-bed hospital and an attached Women’s and Infants Specialty Hospital. The hospital is LEED Gold certified. Corgan led the master planning and interior design, as well as site design healthcare consulting and strategic consulting for the project.

HDF International

Awards:
Preservation Achievement Award: Historic St. Ann’s School conservation into a restaurant and museum
Texas Construction Magazine- Excellence Award: Multifamily Design for Azure,
Dallas Toby Award – Office Building of the Year,
Regional Toby Award – Office Building of the Year,
Four Energy Star Building Awards,
EPA – Partner of the Year,
Urban Land Institute Office Development Handbook

Address:
2501 N Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201

About HDF International

HDF International is a full-service architectural firm delivering design, sustainability, planning, and construction solutions. The HDF team has more than a century of experience designing and constructing commercial and multi-family residential properties. HDF worked on the first commercial high-rise in Texas, The Rolex Building, built in 1984. HDF operates under the umbrella of Harwood International, a real-estate development firm offering investment and property management services. Harwood International was responsible for the 18-block Harwood district which became Dallas’s first office district.

Featured Projects

Harwood No. 10 is the tenth development in the Harwood District master plan. The class AA office high-rise features 22 floors totaling 226,778 square feet. The ground level offers over 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space alongside gardens and outdoor seating. The 10th, 16th, and 17th levels offer an additional 17,214 square feet of gardens, as well as two private roof gardens off the penthouse. The penthouse boutique office space is 10,485 square feet. HDF is serving as the Architect of Record for one of the Harwood District’s newest skyscrapers, Bleu Ciel. The firm is working with Jean-Michel Wilmotte, a Paris-based architect leading the design with landscape architect Sadafumi Uchiyama. The 33-story, upscale condominium tower features floor-to-ceiling glass with sweeping terraces overlooking the city. Its luxury penthouse condominiums with dramatic, cantilevered pools are unlike any other in the United States, and the community also features two garden homes with 1,400-square-foot terraces. The garden homes are located on the sixth-floor amenity level, with convenient access to two junior Olympic-sized pools, a fitness center, and a spa.

HKS, Inc

Architects:
Ronald Skaggs
Dan Noble
Billy Hinton

Awards:
AIA Dallas Honor Awards

Address:
350 N Saint Paul Street, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201

About HKS, Inc

HKS is one of the biggest international architectural firms headquartered in Dallas. It has been under the leadership of Principal Ronald Skaggs for more than four decades. Skaggs, FAIA, was named the 2017 recipient of the Edward C Kemper Award from the American Institute of architects. Skaggs received a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M before serving as the healthcare facility designer for the U.S. Army Surgeon General. He later joined the international firm HKS. Skaggs was elevated to principal in 1980 and served as chairman and CEO from 1988 to 2001. HKS operates out of 26 offices in the United States and abroad. The firm has worked on a wide array of projects found in more than a thousand cities across 84 countries. Just last year, HKS won a 2019 Architizer A+ Award, the world’s most prestigious awards program for architecture.

Featured Projects

The firm developed the 50-acre JPMorgan Chase Campus in Plano, as part of the $3B project known as the Legacy West development. The 1.4M-square-foot office campus houses more than 6,000 employees in a number of six to seven-story office buildings. The buildings are designed to add levels in the future if Chase needs to expand. HKS designed the buildings while Dallas-based KDC worked on the overall campus. HKS is also currently remodeling JCPenney’s campus in Plano, another part of the Legacy West development. The Penney property is a 1.8M-square-foot complex that HKS is revamping. The new master plan designed by HKS includes on-site daycare, an updated fitness center, a doctor and dentist office, a pharmacy, and a florist. Additional walking and biking trails will be added.

Humphreys & Partners Architects

Architects:
Greg Faulkner and Mark Humphreys

Awards:
NAHB Best in American Living Award,
McSam Award for Best Multifamily Rental Community

Address:
5339 Alpha Road, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75240

About Humphreys & Partners Architects

Humphreys and Partners specializes in multifamily, mixed-use, and hospitality designs. The firm was founded by Greg Faulkner and Mark Humphreys in 1991. It is headquartered in Dallas and has regional offices all over the world. Its design services can be found in 49 states and it has global offices in Vietnam, London, and Mexico. One of its highest honors was being ranked first as the nation’s largest multifamily architecture firm by Building Design + Construction Magazine. Just last year, the Aurora Awards awarded the firm five distinctions for its multifamily projects. The firm made a name for itself designing “Big House” projects, in which multi-family residences look like single-family houses.

Featured Projects

Humphreys designed the 16-story luxury condo tower known as Lakeside Tower and Bungalows on Lake Grapevine. Found within the billion-dollar Lakeside development in Flower Mound, the 178,000-square-foot building includes 150 suites and 48 condos. Highlights of these luxury spaces include the 10-foot ceilings and Wolf Sub-zero appliances. Nesting glass doors open up to balconies offering a view of the lake. Another stunning mixed-use development is the 1001 Ross, a three-story tower with a mezzanine over a one-level retail and restaurant space and one level of underground parking. The building is found in West End Dallas and has 204 rental units and a pool. The units have an industrial design with exposed brick and wrought iron staircases. The project won the McSam Award for Best Multifamily Rental Community from the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas.

Oculus Inc.

Address:
750 N. Saint Paul St. Ste. #1425, Dallas, TX 75201

About Oculus Inc.

Creating connections with people and their surroundings through architectural design and strategic planning is the specialization of Oculus Inc. When the firm was established in 1994, Oculus set out to provide designs that brought cohesion to interior design and architecture. Oculus started in St. Louis but it now maintains offices in Dallas and Portland. Both of its interior design and architecture services have received various recognitions from the International Interior Design Association, Hospitality Design Awards, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Featured Projects

Bassett Furniture has been a longtime client of Oculus. It has designed three branches for the retail store and includes the famed Downtown Summerlin, the heart of the Las Vegas retail district. The firm customized everything for the high-end furniture store. It designed the exteriors, light fixtures, and the new feature shelving. For the floor plan, Oculus made sure that there is enough space for all the furniture. The two-story flagship store has a vestibule for the escalator. The second floor is where most of the merchandise is displayed.

Omniplan

Architects:
D. Michael Hellinghausen
J. Tipton Housewright
John Hampton

Awards:
AIA 25-Year Awards,
AIA Dallas Design Excellence Awards,
VIVA Design and Development Award,
International Council of Shopping Centers Gold Sustainability Award

Address:
1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway #1500, Dallas, TX 75201

About Omniplan

Omniplan is a historic firm founded in 1956 by George Harrell and E.G. Hamilton. Its services include architecture, interior design, planning, and graphic design in the commercial and institutional sectors. Over the years, the firm has received numerous awards for Design Excellence from AIA Dallas. In fact, it is Texas’s only firm to have won five AIA 25-Year Awards for enduring design excellence. The goal of every Omniplan project is to improve the quality of the community’s built environment and its long list of awards is a testament to that commitment.

Featured Projects

The Liberty Mutual Insurance headquarters was one of Omniplan’s biggest projects because it spanned over a million square feet. It consists of two 11-story towers on a seven-story parking podium. The two towers are connected at the eighth floor, and the facility has two rooftop gardens, dining facilities, a fitness center, employee health services, and conference spaces. Omniplan also worked on the interiors for the building. Liberty Mutual’s regional hub houses 5,000 employees. This building was given a LEED Gold certification and is 20% more energy efficient than other corporate offices. CoreNet Global Awards also gave Liberty Mutual’s design team a Collaborative Excellence award.

Perkins+Will

Architects:
Phil CallisonTom Reisenbichler
Ron Stelmarski

Awards:
AIA Dallas Honor Awards
ULI Impact Awards Innovation Award Finalist
Concrete Construction Magazine Polished Concrete Award

Address:
2218 Bryan Street, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75201

About Perkins+Will

Interdisciplinary architecture and design firm Perkins and Will was established in 1935. It has grown to employ more than 2,000 professionals across 25 offices. The firm has a research division that has its own peer-reviewed publication managed by academic professionals, research institutions, and grant givers interested in research projects around built environments. The firm boasts hundreds of design awards each year from the American Society of Interior Designers, the Urban Land Institute, and the AIA. Perkins and Will is the only firm to win two 2019 Healthcare Environment Awards for its work on the Mayo Clinic’s Mangurian Building and Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research complex.

Featured Projects

The Richards Group Headquarters won an Honor Award for Large Projects from AIA Dallas in 2015. The new 250,000-square-foot project is the corporate headquarters of a full-service advertising agency and it is found in the city’s West Village. By using an offset elevator core, the design team was able to create a more unconventional and flexible layout. A three-story stairwell atrium encourages active employees and allows the agency to maintain its tradition of “stairwell meetings,” wherein 700 employees gather in the stairwell for important announcements. The building also includes a fitness center, a garden terrace, and 10,000-square feet of retail space.

Stantec

Architects:
Jim Knight

Awards:
AIA Dallas Firm of the Year Award,
AIA Dallas Honor Award

Address:
12222 Merit Drive #400, Dallas, TX 75251

About Stantec

Stantec has more than 400 offices found in the States, Latin America, and Europe and it employs around 22,000 employees. It offers engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, and project management and consulting. AIADallas gave Stantec’s Plano office the 2016 Firm of the Year Award for its impact on and involvement in the local community. Stantec has been involved in major architectural projects such as the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House and Trinity Groves — a retail and restaurant plaza. Stantec has also supported the city’s water and wastewater planning, treatment, and conveyance and designed the taxiway for the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Featured Projects

Stantec designed Richard J Lee Elementary School, a part of the Coppell Independent School District, which supports individual learning. The design of the new school needed to match this modern learning style. It eliminated corridors and designed diverse learning zones where students could work in groups of various sizes and walk more fluidly between stations. This design created 39 percent more learning space than a traditional school design. With 1,096 solar panels, the school became the first net-zero elementary school in Texas. The school structure won an Honor Award for Large Projects from AIA Dallas in 2015.