Dallas County Oak Cliff Government Center

Dallas, Texas

The new 43,000 GSF Oak Cliff Government Center, located at Jefferson and Lancaster was designed to include a County Tax Office, Constable Department and two courtrooms. Throughout the design-planning process, GFF worked with Dallas County to design healthy and sustainable work environments. The building announces itself as a civic structure while also being inviting for the community. Along the building’s primary façade, deep fins create rhythm and accentuate the building’s height to give it presence on the corner, at the same time, providing solar protection for the large glass openings that create visual connection from the public lobbies to the generous landscaped plaza fronting Lancaster Ave. The new facility has a compact and efficient floor plan with a clear organizational strategy and simple circulation to alleviate functional issues of the existing facility. The Oak Cliff Government Center contains several measures that improve the wellbeing of the staff and the public such as providing abundant daylight through the facility, utilizing durable and low-VOC interior finish materials, specifying increased HVAC ventilation and filtration, and landscaping that is water efficient and low maintenance. The facility is projected to be a LEED-silver-certified building.