North Dallas Office Tower

Dallas, Texas

Since the 1980’s, Galleria Dallas and its adjoining office towers have long been a destination in what was formerly the suburbs. As other suburban centers have been developed to the north, this now “midtown” site is seeking a resurgence as a vibrant mixed-use district in the heart of the metroplex.

This project strives to create a sense of destination and place in an immediate area devoid of either. Our plan proposes to provide maximum tenant flexibility on an atypically narrow site by placing an offset core to the west (adjacent to an existing galleria parking garage) that serves flexible lease space to its north, east, and south. This plan results in a 20-story office block oriented northward on the site adjacent to the intersection of Alpha and Noel that punctuates the northwest corner of the Galleria district. The office block is elevated to allow for a twelve-story parking structure to slip beneath it to serve on-site parking needs, provide unobstructed office tenant views above, and minimize below-grade construction.

A series of outdoor amenity spaces, including a large covered entry/motor court, an outdoor amenity deck adjacent to the sky lobby above, rooftop amenity spaces with downtown views, and small outdoor garden patios adjacent to private lease space all offer opportunities to connect with the outdoors and provide well-being benefits (now being discovered through Biophilic design research).