Our projects are designed to create value, support work performance and deliver cost-effective solutions targeted to meet the clients’ goals. We do not have a house "style", but rather pride ourselves in creating project specific solutions for each client that reflects our client goals within the context of the region. Our clients come from diverse professional industries, allowing our firm to provide services on a wide variety of project types, including: Mixed-Use, Hospitality, Corporate Campus, Commercial Office, Interiors, Residential, Higher Education, Healthcare, Sports, Retail, Adaptive Re-Use/Renovation, and Planning & Urban Design.
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A dynamic juxtaposition of Work, Play and Shop, can foster an enhanced return on investment. These mixed-use projects optimize office, hotel and retail uses.
This mixed-use development is proposed to occupy a 2.3 acre of prime real estate at the Atlantic Station mixed use development. This sleak building will be 34 stories of condominiums topping a 9-story, 250-key, 5-star hotel. Alongside is a 400,000 SF, 19-story Class A office tower. Accompanying will be 12,000 SF of retail and a 10,000 SF signature restaurant.
Located just inside the loop of Westheimer, the River Oaks District in Houston, Texas will mark a serious upgrade with new bold rich urban settings. This mixed-use development includes two hotel towers and two office towers that will include approximately 300,000 SF of retail, 300 luxury apartments, 250,000 SF office, two four-star hotels and 150 condominiums. Block B of this development will include a 32 story, 397,000 SF W Hotel, 130 condominiums, ballrooms, pool, spa, fitness and restaurants and 673,000 SF of structured parking. Block D of this development will include a 14 Story, 249,000 SF hotel including 263-key Le Meridian with pool, and fitness center.
Granite Park is a 68-acre mixed-use development located in the southeast quadrant of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121. Over 1,000,000 square feet of Class-A office space accompanies hotel, retail, and restaurant uses. All are planned around an extensively-landscaped park with cascading waterways and sidewalks that connect all the buildings on a pedestrian level. Dallas Architect: BOKA Powell
BOKA Powell is working closely with Continuum Development on a number of sites within the Union Station development. Uses studied include Office, residential, hotel and retail/ grocery. The goal is to create exciting, functional solutions that optimize efficiency and reduce cost.
This residential mixed-use design concept is located in up-and-coming East Austin, incorporating luxury apartments over retail and restaurant space. Courtyard plan residential with elevated amenity deck and below grade parking. Designed to capture the flavor of old East Austin, with a modern twist.
Methodist Health System (MHS) in Dallas, Texas embarked on a 3 year strategic plan starting in 2008 that began to transform the way the system has historically approached growth and expansion. Parallel to and in coordination with that effort, BOKA Powell has lead the Facility Master Planning (FMP) Process. The result has been an MHS "Centennial Plan" for 2027 which will position the system for growth and to be a leader in providing healthcare services in the D/FW marketplace. Scope of the work included the Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC) campus, the Methodist Charlton Medical Center (MCMC) campus, and an Outpatient Ambulatory Facility Strategy.
This 1.8-million SF, $500-million mixed-use development on Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor represents one of the last development opportunities on the waterfront. 414 Light Street will be ARCWheeler’s second “10” brand project where mixed-use elements located on signiﬁcant parks or waterfronts include luxury condominiums, high-end retail, celebrity restaurants, destination spa and a 5-star hotel. This 715’ contemporary building not only will be Baltimore’s tallest structure but it will also be recognized for its state-of-the-art design.
The Block 21 project in Austin combines a dynamic set of program elements to create a new urban center for the city. This 1,100,000 square foot project includes a 250-key W Hotel and 159 luxury condominiums, a new 3,000 seat four level music theater for Austin City Limits Music Venue, office space, retail, restaurants, and a three level subgrade parking garage. This project is designed to LEED® Silver Standards. Architect of Record: BOKA Powell
11 fully developed acres remain at the SE corner of Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway which is currently planned for a significant Class-AA office project, a 4 star plus full service hotel, and a high end restaurant cluster.
Block A is situated on a 33.5 acre property across from North Park Center in Dallas, Texas. This 400,000 SF class AA office building will anchor the new mixed-use development encompassing 700,000 SF of retail. Block A will provide 55,000 SF of retail along with a 5,000 SF bank. This office building will sit on top of a parking structure assembled for 1,500 spaces.
27 Story Mixed Use building, 321,000 SF Residential – 242 Units, 27,000 SF Retail and 229,000 SF structured parking with 536 parking spaces
Large scale urban planning requires flexibility and vision, allowing for the evolution of functional market drivers. This urban plan includes two Parcels of land re-claimed by city improvements in highway infrastructure. Parcel One consists of 2 office towers that total 1 Million s.f. and a 300 Key Convention Hotel. Parcel One is adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center, which contains over 280,000 contiguous exhibit space. The location of this parcel is vital to the cities development, as it is the termination point and the gateway into downtown Charlotte. Parcel Two (Adjacent to Parcel One) consists of 2 phased Office Towers that total 1 Million s.f. This parcel is adjacent to the newly planned NASCAR Museum and office tower that will be completed in early 2010.
This Australian-inspired contemporary hotel/condo project is located in the heart of downtown Tempe, Arizona. On the corner of Veteran’s Way and College Avenue, the project will bring a new vibrant aesthetic to the area, with chic retail and restaurants on the ground level continuing the pedestrian activity of nearby Mill Avenue. The 20-story, 330,000 s.f. condominium tower, right across the street from the ASU stadium, has a total of 289 condos - including 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units. Alongside the 20-story building is a 17-story, 250,000 s.f. hotel tower, has 250 rooms and 27 condos, in addition to conference spaces, restaurants, bars, and retail. Both towers share a podium which houses the pool, spa, cabanas etc. There are 3 levels of underground structured parking that serves both towers. Development/Design Partner: Constellation Property Group
The theme of this project is both ‘Manhattan’ as well as high impact design that is unique and distinctive as well as ‘high energy’ to create a sense of street level excitement using large format signage and dynamic graphics of LED type screens. The estimated total square footage for the project is 836,000 GSF and includes the following approximate areas: 77,800 SF Retail, 320 residential rental units or 400,000 leasable SF, and 358,200 SF of structured parking and open space (courtyard). The project is intended to be very upscale New York style and ‘brand-able’ with an underlying theme of ‘Manhattan Place’. It is anticipated that there will be 10-12 different unit types developed in the equivalent of a city block with retail at ground level and parking at ground and second level above retail. This will have a concrete frame structure with three levels of apartments above utilizing stick frame construction.
BOKA Powell, in association with KPF Architects, is currently designing One Victory Tower within the high energy, 65-acre Victory Development in Dallas. This iconic centerpiece tower will be the tallest residential tower in the Southwest and the tallest building built in Dallas in 20+ years. Originally a brown field reclamation site located adjacent to the American Airlines Center, the 46-story tower incorporates the luxury 5 star 120 key Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Spa, 95 ultra-luxury condominium residential units served exclusively by the Mandarin Oriental, 230,000 sf of corporate office space, street level retail, and a structured parking for all of the above uses, as well as additional event parking for the arena. The corporate office component will incorporate raised floor / under floor air delivery systems throughout, positioning it as one of the most technologically advanced and flexible office facilities in the world. The mix of uses within the tower have been meticulously planned to minimize redundant systems, while maintaining security and rapid access. The tower is being designed with LEED® / environmentally sustainable materials and systems, turning what was once a blighted area into an example of a sustainable future. Envisioned as a dynamic mixed-use development to enhance the urban lifestyle that is live, work, play, BOKA Powell planned multiple sites within Victory for a mix of office, residential and retail uses, to be built in phases as the market dictates. Ultimately, the Victory Development will serve to embrace its urban setting by providing a valuable connection between downtown Dallas, the historic West end, Uptown and the Design and Arts Districts. Check out: http://www.mandarindallas.com/
O2 Tower at Britain Quay inhales and exhales a sweet, fresh breath into the Dublin Dockland redevelopment. Every function has been developed to bring the outside in and ventilate it back out with renewed vigor. The metaphor extends to the stunningly textured and faceted skin and relates to a series of louvered openings and pivoted windows scaled to their adjacent uses. The residential units breathe through the "pores" of their terraces and operable windows, while the dramatic sky terrace breathes through a seven-story glazed louver system that brings the building to life as the glazed louvers rotate open and shut. No quixotic endeavor, this allegorical organism has an expressive structure that embraces ribs and rigid spine and supports the free flowing spaces within. The building functions primarily as a residential tower with 54 two-bedroom flats and 51 one-bedroom and loft-style flats. Through this expressive form, the tower strives to refresh all who dwell there before sending them back out into the city. At its pinnacle and base, the building retains the purity of its curvilinear and sensuous elliptical core form. The base is enlivened by 1,180 square meters of retail and restaurant/club space. U2 will occupy the top two floors in dramatic fashion. For more than 20 years, U2 has embraced the world through its soaring anthems and challenged all its peoples to breathe freely and peacefully. Feel the life in the tower, feel the hum of these anthems, and understand that air is not all that is breathed from the tower. This landmark tower at Britain Quay breathes light and kinetic movement in addition to replenishing oxygen. All the elements of major circulation are expressed on the exterior in an effort to share the experience of movement and the notion of a lively and vibrant building. The restaurant/club spills out on two floors, the residences spill out on all floors, and above all, light spills out through the transparency of the glazed skin. O2 Tower is as light and airy as the air it celebrates. While attempting to be iconic in its stature, the tower claims its site proudly and stands as a sentinel for Dublin. Its materials, detailing, and engineering are 21st Century, yet the tower strives to symbolize the strength and heritage of Ireland’s people as it breathes renewed life into the Dublin Docklands.
The 1 Hotel concept developed for Starwood Capital seeks to leverage the high visibility and active street level activity of downtown Austin, Texas. Designed to ultimately be LEED® Silver, this 4-star hotel project is comprised of 250 keys, a signature restaraunt, specialty retail, spa, lobby bar, rooftop bar. The program elements include use of solar power, green roof decks, unobtrusive parking with major on-site components, and careul consideration of view orientation from guestrooms to adjacent structures.
BOKA Powell is working with the University of Nevada, Reno with the vision of a redevelopment plan for the Gateway District which borders the south edge of the campus along Highway 80. The first phase of this long term redevelopment plan will include a 200-key mixed use hotel block incorporating office, retail and a conference center. BOKA Powell has played a significant role in introducing development and finance partners to additional campus-related opportunities for student housing and academic facilities.
BOKA Powell provided architectural design services for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in Mexico City. An existing steel structural frame, originally intended to be a hotel, was converted into an office tower. The adjacent hotel and shopping mall were designed to compliment the tower and create a cohesive visual identity for the World Trade Center precinct. Design Architect: BOKA Powell Architect of Record: Gutierrez Cortina Arquitectos
BOKA Powell is creating the initial land planning and programming for what could become the ultimate Hotel Casino destination in Las Vegas. Known as WorldPort Las Vegas and encompassing up to 106 acres in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, this multi–phased development concept consists of 28,000 tower guest rooms and condominiums on a base of casino, retail and entertainment. The concept provides for the participation of a team of world class architects in the development of individual components, with BOKA Powell providing Executive Architect services.
BOKA Powell, along with Mesa Design, has been awarded the Fairview Center master plan with a scope of work to create a new town at the southeast corner of the premier intersection of Hwy. 121 and I-75. The planning for this development of over 300 acres includes infrastructure and complete development guidelines for a mixed-use town plan. Plans for this new town include over 2,000 urban style homes and over three million square feet of office space and retail space. BOKA Powell worked with the client in developing an interactive web site that incorporated plans, market data and architectural concepts. Please visit the site at http://www.fairviewcenter.com. We are providing masterplanning and architectural design services, web page design and graphics.
BOKA Powell this exciting created concept for a new W Hotel and mixed use block. This 400 room concept is part of a Block Redevelopment includes retail, apartment and condominium components. The masterplan resolves the challenges of incorporating the Hollywood and Vine MTA subway entrance into the design, as well as addressing contextural neighborhood issues.
The inspiration for this scheme came from nature; and more specifically, water and the behavior of fish schools in the ocean. The flowing movement of water derived into the plan and elevations for this scheme; while the fish provided an idea for the windows and the building's skin treatment. The purpose of this design direction is to remove the occupants from the psychological rigid structures of everyday life; and to transport them into a completely different environment of flowing surfaces, areas and activities connected by curving hallways and surrounded by light. The project consists of a podium connecting three towers. The 1,000,000 square feet podium will house a casino and areas like upscale retail, restaurants, spas, a natural sand beach with salt water and wave replication and all services. The main tower will house upscale retail and private residences while the secondary towers will be used for hospitality and retail; all of this in about 1,400,000 sq. ft.
No trespassing, vacant, keep out and other uninviting words are plastered throughout urban environments due to old buildings not being able to respond to current functional needs formally, economically, or societally. The ephemeral quality of american life requires that as time passes buildings adapt to new uses and new technologies. If a building is rendered vacant in 30 years because the program or social requirements for the site have changed then it can no longer be considered a sustainable development. The definition of sustainability should include the requirement that a project perform throughout the life-cycle of the building and not just the program. With this opportunity we challenged ourselves with an additional task to have this development adapt to new uses as functional and social characteristic change in the future. The design not only responds to the program requirements set forth by this competition, but to also provide infrastructures that will evolve with future uses on the site, whether they are a hotel, corporate offices, school, or university campus. As a prototype the project is developed to maintain a consistent density throughout the site and create an urban edge that will preserve the urban fabric within U.S. cities. Internally the project responds to site specific conditions on three levels. The base level is the plaza shaped by pedestrian traffic throughout the site and manifests the social conditions of the current use. Defining the plaza are the buildings that make use of exterior passive systems bases on solar orientation and internal prefabricated components to compose the residential units. On top of the buildings are the roof gardens that provide open green spaces for the residence to socialize and harvest. Architecture and the environments they create need to adapt to new uses as functional and social factors change with time to truly be sustainable. This requires developers, designers, engineers, and all other stakeholders to strategize about the impact their response to current programs will have on the urban condition of the future.