Transforming a 1960's historic site into a walkable mixed-use destination

The Quadrangle Dallas, Texas

Expertise

  • Interiors
  • Mixed-Use
  • Retail

Size

663,000 SF
Reinvigorating a Historic Property

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
Let's Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

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.

    1980's Redevelopment

    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 Original Quadrangle
  • Concept
  • Site Plan
  • Configuration
  • Spaces Between
  • Six-Sided Buildings
  • The buildings have individual identities through the use of materials and forms while the pitched metal roofs create a connected and cohesive design language.

    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.

    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.

    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.
Office Tower

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.

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