This mixed use development on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Dallas sits on a former surface parking lot where a much loved 1920’s office tower stood until 15 years ago. The City of Dallas selected our client’s proposal from among several bidders, to develop a large public parking structure with ground floor retail uses fronting Main Street and 85 residential units in a tower above the roof of the garage. The architectural solution created a masonry facade for the garage, which was informed by the dimensions and rhythm of solid and void found in the remaining historic buildings on either side. To avoid the appearance of a short tower sitting awkwardly atop the garage we designed a slender metal panel and glass shaft which runs the full height of the building, interlocking the components in an elegant and modern composition. This project won a Dallas Chapter AIA Design Award in 2011.