The Quadrangle Dallas, Texas
OMNIPLAN was commissioned to transform this property into a walkable, mixed-use destination that competes in today’s mixed-use landscape. Originally built in 1966 by Pratt Box Henderson, it was a pioneer for the urban neighborhood and quickly became a local landmark. OMNIPLAN is leading the masterplanning, architectural design and zoning entitlements.
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A Return to the Pedestrian
The new heart of the campus is a collection of five separate retail buildings, organized around a central plaza and green space. The scale of these buildings pays homage to the surrounding bungalows in the historic residential neighborhood. Each building’s design features a different material, creating a layered and textured aesthetic. They are planned to have a mix of alfresco dining, restaurants, and a coffee shop.
- 663 K SF Total
- 15 K SF Retail
- 350 K SF Office
- 687 Parking Spaces
The Quadrangle, now known as The Quad, has a long history. It was originally built in 1966 and was one of the first mixed-use developments in Dallas.
Pioneering mixed-use developments
Designed by Pratt Box Henderson, it was a dynamic and quirky four-acre site at the corner of Routh and Howell. The low complex of white stucco-covered buildings with wooden screens was built around courtyards and meandering walkways dubbing it The Quadrangle. Initially boasting 40 upscale shops and restaurants, it was a pioneer of the urban neighborhood shopping center and quickly became a local landmark.
A major renovation and expansion brought an office tower in place of one of the original buildings. The re-development in the 80s also erased the original planning concepts and architecture that made The Quadrangle a one-of-a-kind project. As a result of Uptown's growth over the last couple of decades, the Quad is now surrounded by a healthy mix of large and medium-scale office and apartments co-existing with some of the neighborhood’s original houses.
Return to the Pedestrian
With OMNIPLAN's design for the latest redevelopment, The Quad brings back a meaningful connection to the new and existing buildings and provides a much-needed pedestrian experience while also becoming an intentional evolution and homage to the original.
The buildings have individual identities through the use of materials and forms while the pitched metal roofs create a connected and cohesive design language.
In order to create uninterrupted moments of surprise and delight, The Quad reinforces the 360-degree nature of the buildings by introducing a new standard of pushing back house activities below grade in the garage.
While buildings are considered from a four-sided nature, special consideration was given to the fifth side, the roof, that is seen not only from the new 12-story office but also the surrounding neighborhood. The roofs have a consistent yet varying nature through the use of form and material.
The Quadrangle development includes the addition of a 12-story and 670,630 square foot office building with spectacular views of downtown at the upper levels. This state-of-the-art office building is complete with a fitness center, bike parking/maintenance and washing area. The 11th floor also has a lounge/conferencing area with a bar for hosting events. All parking is underground.