The plan for the district is founded on a dense articulation of nature and natural processes, resulting in a human scaled environment that is intuitively engaging.

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Description

Architecture Operations D.P.C. with James Carpenter Design assisted the client in defining the programs to reimagine and transform a series of parking lots into a dense and dynamic district at this key threshold into Dallas’ downtown business district. The plan connects several adjacent downtown districts, establishing a lively context for stores restaurants, office workers and residents.

Each block supports a different experience corresponding with adjacent districts while establishing an authentic identity for the Ross Field District. We envisioned a street level pedestrian circulation combined with some above ground level circulation to enhance the district as a destination. The building forms and massing, landscaping and arcade-like passages and across publicly accessible interior courtyards, are designed to articulate views and manage the seasonal access to prevailing winds, daylight and shade in the district.

Project Budget: $265.000.000
Project Area: 1,076,000 sq. ft.
Project Scope: Planning
Project Duration: Fall 2012 – Spring 2014
Design Architect: Architecture Operations D.P.C.
Architect of Record: HKS, Dallas
Artist: James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates
Structural Engineer: Brockette Davis Drake, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers
Climate Engineer: Transsolar