Transforming our communities one project at a time
Community is our Calling

What’s common to each of our firm members is our commitment to working together as a team. We are deeply resolved to think on a level where cultural progress and a sense of tradition collide. We’re lucky to have leadership that helps us stay committed to our core value that our founders George Harrell and E.G. Hamilton initially established: elevate the quality of our community’s built environment.

    • WeCare 2019
    • Watermark UrgentCare
    • Park(ing) Day Dallas 2018
    • The Dallas Holocaust and Human Right's Museum
Projects that Impact our Community

At the core of every project we undertake is a passion for positively impacting the communities around them. All of OMNIPLAN's projects aim at transforming the community and demonstrating the power that design has in shaping our world.

  • Magdalen House
  • The Shops at RedBird
  • The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
  • AD EX
  • Watermark UrgentCare
  • Greater Casa View Planning
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • ACT
  • CitySquare
  • This non-profit organization helps women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism. The Magdalen House is the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services without insurance and without charge.

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    This non-profit organization helps women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism. The Magdalen House is the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services without insurance and without charge.
  • This mall revitalization project is part of Dallas' GrowSouth Plan to build a foundation for sustainable growth in poverty areas. The site will become a mixed-use destination complete with office, healthcare, multifamily, hotel, entertainment and retail components.

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    This mall revitalization project is part of Dallas' GrowSouth Plan to build a foundation for sustainable growth in poverty areas. The site will become a mixed-use destination complete with office, healthcare, multifamily, hotel, entertainment and retail components.
  • The mission of this important museum is to encourage individuals to become upstanders in support of all human rights. This award-winning museum was designed with the notion of a journey. The content and architecture reflect one another, creating an experience that is removed from everyday distractions.

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    The mission of this important museum is to encourage individuals to become upstanders in support of all human rights. This award-winning museum was designed with the notion of a journey. The content and architecture reflect one another, creating an experience that is removed from everyday distractions.
  • Located in Downtown Dallas and across the street from Pacific Park, this 24-hour space has activated the sidewalks and goes beyond the walls of an office with a high-profile and open public programming. AD EX's mission is to increase public awareness of the impact that architecture has on health, equity, welfare, and economic development for a better quality of life in our community.

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    Located in Downtown Dallas and across the street from Pacific Park, this 24-hour space has activated the sidewalks and goes beyond the walls of an office with a high-profile and open public programming. AD EX's mission is to increase public awareness of the impact that architecture has on health, equity, welfare, and economic development for a better quality of life in our community.
  • This Clinic provides healthcare to low-income populations surrounding North Dallas. It was designed in partnership with the QuestCare Foundation and Watermark, to provide comprehensive and urgent care services to those who do not have the insurance coverage to receive it elsewhere.

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    This Clinic provides healthcare to low-income populations surrounding  North Dallas. It was designed in partnership with the QuestCare Foundation and Watermark, to provide comprehensive and urgent care services to those who do not have the insurance coverage to receive it elsewhere.
  • This plan is a stepping stone for the transformation of the Greater Casa View Area. It is intended to cast a vision for the future of the neighborhood and to help the community clearly articulate its needs and desires. The plan is not a road map for gentrification and tear-downs, but rather a guide for how to improve the existing assets in a real and tangible way.

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    This plan is a stepping stone for the transformation of the Greater Casa View Area. It is intended to cast a vision for the future of the neighborhood and to help the community clearly articulate its needs and desires. The plan is not a road map for gentrification and tear-downs, but rather a guide for how to improve the existing assets in a real and tangible way.
  • This organization works side by side with donors and non-profits to manage charitable assets and make charitable grants. They offer several types of funds to help donors achieve their goals and to meet community needs.

    This organization works side by side with donors and non-profits to manage charitable assets and make charitable grants. They offer several types of funds to help donors achieve their goals and to meet community needs.
  • OMNIPLAN is designing a new office space for ACT. This is an important organization in Dallas that serves and empowers inner-city communities.

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    OMNIPLAN is designing a new office space for ACT. This is an important organization in Dallas that serves and empowers inner-city communities.
  • This Opportunity Center has several program components, including a Work Force Development Center, with training, education, job search and technology center that is shared with offices for WorkForce Solutions of Greater Dallas. CitySquare also provides a food distribution center, with space for the CDM Food Pantry and a retail grocery outlet, bringing affordable grocery products to the neighborhood.

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    This Opportunity Center has several program components, including a Work Force Development Center, with training, education, job search and technology center that is shared with
offices for WorkForce Solutions of Greater Dallas. CitySquare also provides a food distribution center, with space for the CDM Food Pantry and a retail grocery outlet, bringing affordable grocery products to the neighborhood.

Community Involvement

As thought leaders, we have a responsibility to continue to help shape the neighborhoods of the cities we work in. To that end, we share hundreds of hours annually with work for the public good and welfare of our city. This is where we live and where we work. We enjoy focusing our time and talent toward making our communities the best places they can be. We do this in a number of ways including public outreach events like CANstruction and Retrospect which benefit the community through fundraising and donations.

 

  • CANstruction

    A design/build competition between A/E/C firms that benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Each year teams are tasked to build a CANsculpture based on the assigned theme. At the end of the exhibition, all the food is donated to the local food bank. We have participated in this event for nearly two decades. Learn more.

  • Girl Scouts Cookie Box Creations

    For more than five years, our firm has mentored girls at Robert T. Hill Middle School through Girl Scouts of America in their annual “Cookie Box Creation” competition. The program introduces STEM and critical thinking tools as well as creative and team-building abilities. The task is to transform ordinary cookie boxes into a piece of art. Visit our Tangent page to learn more.

  • On My Own Time

    A regional art competition that showcases the talent and creativity of North Texas business professionals and hosted by the Business Council of Arts. There is a wide range of pieces, including photography, sketches, paintings and sculptures that are all displayed in our office. The winners are then displayed at NorthPark Center. Learn more.

  • Park(ing) Day

    A yearly event where parking spaces downtown are temporarily transformed into parks that engage with people downtown. Each installation promotes social interaction, civic engagement, critical thinking and creativity. Since 2013, Eddie Fortuna has led our team to design spaces that are both engaging and creative. The design in 2018 our team won “Best Pro Design”. Learn more.

  • Bark+Build

    Architects and Contractors join forces each year for the Bark + Build competition to benefit the SPCA of Texas. The teams work together to design and build a unique dog house or a cat condo. The final products are displayed at NorthPark where they are auctioned off. In 2018, our team won the “Big Dog” award. Learn more.

  • Retrospect

    An annual AIA Dallas design competition. In 2017 the theme was “Cultivate”. Our team decided to Cultivate our Community by donating our piece to a community organization. We contacted local DISD school, Hexter Elementary, and asked what they needed most. Their response was an art piece for their new Xeriscape learning garden. Visit our Tangent page to learn more.

  • Hearts & Hammers

    A charity program that focuses on rehabilitating homes for people who otherwise can't make it happen. Teams will typically spend a day or the weekend on a home depending on the need. One year our team came together to design and build an ADA compliant ramp for a homeownerLearn more.

  • CASA Parade of Playhouses

    Each year, Dallas CASA hosts an annual event to raise money for their cause to help abused and neglected children have a safe and permanent home. Architects and Engineers design and build a playhouse that will be displayed at NorthPark. The playhouses raise awareness and can also be purchased with raffle tickets. Learn more.

  • WeCare

    A holiday event hosted by Herman Miller in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The event gives kids the chance to create a variety of holiday gifts for their friends and families. It always warms our hearts to see their excitement as they go to each station and collect all their crafts and works of art for their loved ones.

 

We love participating in each of these opportunities that give back to our community and those in need. We volunteer countless hours of work for the public good and welfare of our city. 

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    • CANstruction Build Day
    • Retrospect 2019
Our Culture

Participating in community events and working on projects that impact our city brings us closer together and sparks a sense of camaraderie. As an OMNIPLAN family, we grow closer when we work together to help out the community.

Learn more about our culture

    • Women's Group at Erica Sanchez's beautiful garden
    • Charity dinner for The Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
    • Forms Follows Fitness 5K
    • Halloween 2019

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