Architects at BOKA Powell are putting the final touches on the design of a new Dallas high-rise office building to be built by commercial real estate development and investment firm KDC. The 23-story building, consisting of 14 floors of office space above an eight story parking structure and 3-story lobby, is designed to meet the needs of a range of potential tenants. Specifically, the innovative tower design will accommodate a wide variety of floor plate sizes, ranging from 25,000 to 54,000 square feet, the size of a large trading floor.
The new tower will be a “next generation office building” with a number of technology advances including:
- An energy efficient “green” design incorporating 10-foot ceiling heights, allowing for more natural daylight than typical nine-foot ceilings.
- High efficiency mechanical and electrical systems.
- LED lighting systems incorporated throughout the building.
- An innovative elevator control system that reduces the number of hoistway openings, while simultaneously achieving faster service.
“We believe this new Victory Park building will be a trend-setting structure, due to its energy efficient design and adaptability,” said Don Powell, principal of BOKA Powell architects, based in Dallas. “There aren’t many speculative developments available in the country right now, so this is an opportunity for a company to lease space that is ideally suited to their needs. The building can be altered dramatically to adapt to the lead tenant’s requirements and will greatly maximize a company’s efficiency.”
BOKA Powell is currently working with potential tenants on preliminary office layouts. Construction is expected to begin this fall, with anticipated completion in late 2014. KDC will pursue LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for this project.
“Victory is the only development of its kind in North Texas that offers everything for tenants including great access, proximity to one of the best sports venues in the country, the W Hotel, upscale urban housing options, and great restaurants. We are very excited about the interest we have had in the building,” said John Brownlee, Senior Vice President of KDC.
The new office tower will be located across from the park at Victory between Museum Way and High Market Street, and its entrance will face Victory Park Lane. Building amenities will include an upscale restaurant, delicatessen and a fitness center. A large park and more than 16 restaurants are within walking distance.
Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use urban redevelopment surrounding American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. It is located in downtown Dallas at the intersection of Interstate 35, the Dallas North Tollway and Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Amenities include the W Hotel, House of Blues and Hard Rock Café, as well as urban residential and retail.
Rendering by BOKA Powell