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


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

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

1907 Marilla Street, Floor 2, Dallas, Texas 75201

About Architexas

Architexas was founded in 1978 by two members of the City of Dallas Planning and Urban Design Department, where they helped create the city’s historic preservation program. Early projects included planning for the reuse of historic industrial warehouses and urban redevelopment plan for an abandoned warehouse area near downtown Dallas. Projects like the Inwood Lounge and the historic Inwood Theater an the reuse of the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station for the Sammons Center for the Arts proved their commitment in both design and preservation. Today, with two offices in Dallas and Austin, Architexas has expanded its ability to provide highly specialized planning, architecture and historic preservation services to its clients.

Featured Projects

Architexas is adapting the Old Dallas Municipal Building downtown to be the new home for the University of North Texas School of Law. The historic building is significant because of its 1914 Beaux Arts design, but also because of its role in the JFK assassination. Stantec is the Architecture of Record for this project and Architexas is serving as Preservation Architect, responsible for the restoration process and historic permitting of the State Antiquities Landmark. The University of Texas bought the building for $1, and the renovation is expected to total $56M.
In partnership with GFF Architects, Architexas is providing the historic preservation services to for the rehabilitation of the historic Brown Cracker and Candy Company Building. The building owned by Granite Properties is found in the West End Historic District. Architexas will provide a record of the building’s conditions and historic assessment and is consulting GFF on acceptable rehabilitation practices. The building features 215 square feet zoned for office space, restaurants, and retail.


David Cassidy
Ron Singler

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

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, now employing more than 2,000 professionals in 22 offices around the world. Together, they have created environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions, and public entities. Senior Vice President David Cassidy, AIA NCARB, is the office director in Dallas, as well as the leader of the firm’s department stores sector. The firm was named Design firm of the Year two years in a row by design:retail magazine, and two of the firm’s retail projects — the Nordstrom at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto and the R.E.I. flagship store in DC — were named among the Best Store Designs of the Year. The magazine also named Ron Singler, the firm’s senior vice president, one of the 2017 Retail Design Influencers.

Featured Projects

Callison RTKL acted as master planner and architect for the Frisco Station, a $1.8B, 242-acre multi-use development near the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters. When fully developed, the development will contain four luxury hotels, as well as more than 5M square feet of office and corporate space and 2,400 apartments and townhouses. Construction kicked off in 2016 on a seven-story office building — phase one of the development. The first hotel rooms are expected to be available in 2018. The development will have more than 30 acres of parks and trails. The firm also designed the Baylor Medical Center at McKinney Hospital, a 332k-square-foot complex featuring a four-story hospital and medical office complex. The center was designed to provide maximum flexibility, with the ability to combine spaces into 16 or 32 bed pods or separate into a 48-bed floor. The firm worked with Select Art to commission more than 850 pieces by local artists.


Yen Ong,

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

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, they received the 2016 Architecture Firm of the Year award from the Build trade magazine and the 2016 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Lavish Most Innovated Design Award. They were the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Business of the Year. Principal Architect Yen Ong, AIA, member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Advanced Professional certified in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), has overseen all of 5G’s portfolio, covering the United States, Vietnam, China, Mexico, and Indonesia. Born in Jakarta and having 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, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, and Scott Lowe, LEED AP BD+C.

Featured Projects

Omni Dallas Hotel is LEED Gold certified. 5G served as the design architect, while BOKA Powell served as the architect of record. With 1,001 rooms, the hotel covers 1.1M square feet. The entire project had a budget of $389M. The building sits on a four-story podium with east and west towers facing the sun. Among other awards, it received three 2012 Distinguished Building Awards and a 2012 Vision Award from the TEXO Construction Association. 5G is currently working on the design of Virgin Hotels – Dallas, which will have a Mid-century design, using a custom-manufactured, diamond-patterned exterior. It will contain amenities like a rooftop terrace with a pool, gym, and spa, as well as a private rooftop bar. The hotel will also contain a large ballroom, meeting spaces, and dining and drinking spots. The $108M, 200-room hotel should be completed in 2019 and is expected to be LEED certified.

Humphreys & Partners Architects

Greg Faulkner and Mark Humphreys

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

5339 Alpha Road, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75240

About Humphreys & Partners Architects

Humphreys and Partners specializes in multifamily, mixed-use and hospitality/resort designs. The firm is headquartered in Dallas, with regional offices all over the world. Their design services can be found in 49 states and abroad and include over 350k units. Among other honors, the firm has received a Best in American Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders. The firm was ranked No. 1 on the Building Design + Construction’s list of the nation’s largest multifamily architecture firms, as well as No. 25 on their Top 100 Architecture and Engineering List. The firm was founded by Greg Faulkner and Mark Humphreys — now the company’s CEO — in 1991. 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 $1B Lakeside mixed-use development in Flower Mound. The 178k-square-foot building includes 8,000 square feet of amenities, 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. 1001 Ross is a three-story mixed-use tower with a mezzanine over a one-level retail and restaurant space and one level of underground parking. The building, found in West End Dallas, holds 204 rental units and a pool. The units have an industrial design with exposed brick and wrought iron staircases. It won the 2005 McSam Award for Best Multifamily Rental Community from the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas.


D. Michael Hellinghausen
J. Tipton Housewright
John Hampton

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

1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway #1500, Dallas, TX 75201

About Omniplan

This historic firm was 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. It is Texas’s only firm to have won five AIA 25-Year Awards for enduring design excellence. Their Santa Monica Place project, a mixed-use retail, entertainment, and restaurant complex in Santa Monica, California, received the VIVA Design and Development Award and the Gold Sustainability Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Featured Projects

Omniplan designed the $325M Liberty Mutual Insurance headquarters in the Legacy West development in West Plano. The 1M-square-foot structure consists of two 11-story towers on a seven-story parking podium. The 250k-square foot eighth floor connects the two towers and includes 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. Omniplan based the design of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum around the proposed exhibit plan. The 52.3k-square-foot building, which is yet to be built, will contain a 250-seat auditorium, 27 exhibits, and two 50-seat classrooms. In collaboration with the exhibit designer, Berenbaum-Jacobs Associates, Omniplan worked on the interiors and the overall cultural strategy. In 2015, their design for the building received an Unbuilt Design Award from AIA Dallas.


Jim Knight

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

12222 Merit Drive #400, Dallas, TX 75251

About Stantec

Around 22k employees work for Stantec across 400 offices in six continents. They offer engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, and project management and consulting. AIA’s Dallas chapter gave Stantec’s Plano office the 2016 Firm of the Year Award for its impact on and involvement in the local community. Stantec also maintains three Dallas offices, which have 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

Richard J Lee Elementary School, designed by Stantec, is a part of the Coppell Independent School District, which supports individual learning. The design of the new school needed to match this 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. Utilizing 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. When Dallas Area Rapid Transit opened its Red and Blue Lines, Stantec designed the data network systems and control center infrastructure behind the massive expansion. This included designing public address and visual message signs, emergency phones, and CCTV systems at each station. They went on to develop the 28-mile, 19-station Green Line expansion for the Light Rail System.


Phil CallisonTom Reisenbichler
Ron Stelmarski

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

2218 Bryan Street, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75201

About Perkins+Will

The interdisciplinary architecture and design firm was established in 1935. It has grown to employ more than 2,000 professionals across more than 20 offices. The firm operates a research division that, among other projects, maintains a peer-reviewed publication and a 501c3 connecting design, academic professionals, research institutions, and grant givers interested in research projects around built environments. The firm boasts hundreds of design awards each year, including AIA Dallas Honor Awards in 2013 and 2014 for its design of two Dallas-based middle and high schools.

Featured Projects

The Richards Group Headquarters won an Honor Award for Large Projects from AIA Dallas in 2015. The new 250k-square-foot corporate headquarters of the full-service advertising agency 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 their tradition of “stairwell meetings,” in which 700 employees gather in the stairwell for important announcements. The building also includes a fitness center, a garden terrace, and 10k square feet of retail space. Perkins+Will is also the architect for The Epic Deep Ellum mixed-use project that is currently under construction. Positioned within the overlap of Downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum, The Epic Deep Ellum defines a new gateway to this distinctive neighborhood and serves as a transition between the pedestrian scale urban fabric and the loftiness of downtown high-rises. The masterplan of the development proposes a series of layered forms; a vertical patchwork of the neighborhood.

HDF International

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

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. Together, HDF’s team contains 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. Now the firm is developing the next Rolex Building with world-renowned Tokyo-based architect Kengo Kuma. HDF operates under the umbrella of Harwood International, a global real estate firm offering investment, property management, and other services. Harwood International is responsible for the 18-block Harwood District: Dallas’s first office district that has now grown into its own Resort District featuring a mix of office, residential, restaurants, museums, and gardens.

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

Ronald Skaggs
Dan Noble
Billy Hinton

AIA Dallas Honor Awards

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

About HKS, Inc

Principal Ronald 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. He is now the Chairman Emeritus. HKS operates out of 26 offices in the United States and abroad, but its headquarters are found in Dallas. The firm has worked on a wide array of projects found in 1,498 cities across 84 countries. The firm’s Moncrief Cancer Institute won an Honor Award from AIA Dallas in 2015. NEHO, a new hospital expansion project, won an Honor Award from AIA Dallas in 2013.

Featured Projects

JPMorgan Chase is developing a 50-acre campus in Plano, as part of the $3B project known as the Legacy West development. The 1.4M-square-foot office campus will house almost 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 is designing the buildings while Dallas-based KDC is working 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 which HKS is revamping. The new master plan designed by HKS includes on-site daycare, an updated fitness center, a doctor and dentist office, pharmacy, and a florist. Additional walking and biking trails will be added.
HKS is acting as Architect of Record for the Union, an 800k-square-foot development including a residential high-rise and office tower with shared open space in between. The Union sits at the junction of Downtown, Uptown, and the Arts District and Victor Park neighborhoods. It is currently the city’s largest design project and is set to open in 2018. HKS is working with Houston-based landscape design firm The Office of James Burnett.


Bob Morris
David Lind

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

401 N Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202

About Corgan

Corgan is an architectural and design firm with 12 offices throughout the world. Their headquarters is located in Dallas. The firm specializes in aviation, commercial, critical facilities, education, healthcare, and interior design projects. In 2017, they broke into the top 100 of the Top 500 Design Firms, an annual list by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Texas Society of Architects gave Corgan the 2017 Architecture Firm Award, and Building Design and Construction Magazine named Corgan as their No. 2 Data Center Architecture Firm in 2016. Corgan has designed the headquarters of many large national companies, including the new 7-11 headquarters in Cypress Waters.

Featured Projects

In July, Toyota began moving employees into its new campus in Plano. When it’s finished, more than 4,000 employees will be housed on 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 a 862-bed hospital and an attached Women’s and Infants Specialty Hospital. The hospital is LEED Gold certified. Corgan led the masterplanning and interior design, as well as site design healthcare consulting and strategic consulting for the project.

“The North American Toyota Headquarters is the embodiment of an idea known as One Toyota. The concept was not only about uniting the separate entities into one location, but also reorganizing a large part of the North American operations in a place that would connect them and enable long-term sustainability and innovation for years to come and you see this idea represented throughout the architecture and design.” – Lindsay Wilson, Executive Managing Principal