How do you differentiate a mixed-use development adjacent to popular retail?

Hilltop Plaza Dallas, Texas


  • Mixed-Use
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Parking Structure


347,000 SF
Creating a Connection to Snider Plaza

The design for Hilltop Plaza creates a lively mixed-use development on the site of an office building that had been vacant for years. The site, which is adjacent to Snider Plaza, is the terminus to the already prosperous outdoor retail environment. The building massing is explored in a way to pull any required program height near the main thoroughfare frontage while keeping the low-rise elements adjacent to the residential neighborhood. Special attention was given to privacy and sound transmission because of the residential neighbors. The street-level building articulation is designed to show a hierarchy of building entrance locations, identification of vertical circulation and inviting pedestrian connectivity as much as possible.

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Designing the Space

The program includes 27,000 SF of retail space, 14,000 SF of restaurant space with outdoor balcony seating, 80,000 SF of office space, below-grade parking for 640 cars and an outdoor pedestrian plaza. The ground-floor retail activates the street and provides connections to Snider Plaza.

  • 83 K SF of Office
  • 8.2 K SF of Retail
  • 12 K SF of Restaurant
  • 640 Parking Spaces
Diagrams and Layout Studies
  • Site Analysis
  • Building Form Study
  • Programming Study
  • Building Axon
  • Floor Plans
Pedestrian Access

The streetscape and pedestrian crossing areas are carefully planned to ensure viable connectivity with special importance on visitor safety. The site creates a vibrant space that cultivates a community environment and connects all uses in a meaningful way.

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