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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The sweet success of great design can be found in projects the size of a city block, or a single space. Each starts with a conversation.
The Block 21 project in Austin combines a dynamic set of program elements to create a new urban center for the city. This 1,000,000 square foot project includes a W Hotel holding 225 keys and 200 condominiums plus Austin City Limits Music Venue, Children's Museum, office, retail and event parking. In Association with Andersson - Wise Architects Architect of Record: BOKA Powell
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.
This challenging mixed use re-development is currently in design. The project includes: 180 key boutique hotel plus amenities, 100,000 SF new mall commons, retail GLA and 4 signature restaurants on outdoor dining court. Phase I of this redevelopment includes the demolition of the existing Frost Mall Court and Mervyns anchor store to make room for a new luxury hotel, new mall atrium court, upscale retail shops and 4 signature restaurants on an outdoor dining court. Phase I completion is scheduled for late 2010. A potential Phase II addition is also being considered that would include an office building, parking garage and boutique retail shopping street.
The exterior facade takes a design cue from the NoKA stainless steel box. The three elements are Glass, Stainless Steel and Black Chrome. The interior is a catalyst for experiencing the chocolate, Pure, Tasteful, Luxurious. The palette is inspired from the cacao tree and the many colors of its pods and flowers. The use of stone and wood evoke the memory of the Matterhorn and of the cacao bean. The texture of the materials celebrate the relationship of the rough fissures of the cacao bean ant the silkiness of the Encore Collection. In this space the chocolate is the focus, This is not a predictable retail solution This is a space to honor the magic of the chocolatier. Design Architect: Shimoda Design 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 retail 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 is the Dallas Design Architect.
Granite Park Three Retail is a two-story, 48,000 sf retail center located within the 68 acres of the Granite Park Development in Plano, Texas. Designed by BOKA Powell, this shopping center creates an atmosphere of shopping and dining to cater to the office community within the adjacent office towers. The exterior aesthetics of the shopping center compliments the office towers using similar stone, glass, and sloped elements.
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. BOKA Powell is the Dallas retail designer.
BOKA Powell, along with Economic Research Associates (ERA), conducted an economic study for the Dallas Farmers Market (DFM). A thorough and involved research of the DFM and its surrounding community was needed to boost the Market’s economic performance. BOKA Powell and ERA actively responded to this need, engaging representatives of the City of Dallas, DFM management and Convention Center Bureau Management. Posing pertinent questions to these officials and analyzing comparative information regarding other farmers market were crucial in developing a strategy to restore DFM as a financial asset to the City of Dallas.
The Shops at Granite Park, located within the 68 acres of Granite Park Development designed by BOKA Powell, creates an urban shopping and dining environment that synergizes with the office and future hotel uses.
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.
This mixed-use master plan encompasses the site of the old Belz Outlet Mall. Located at Highway 75 and Highway 121 in Allen, Texas, this site is in one of the fastest growing communities in the DFW Metroplex area and the City of Allen is committed to the highest quality developments possible. Design concepts depicted include a "lifestyle center", outdoor mall, mixed-use housing/retail, "architainment" village with restaurants on an island and corporate offices. Careful thoroughfare and land-use planning allow each area to have its own distinct character.
BOKA Powell, in association with Solutions Design Group, is currently in the conceptual design phase of this revitalization project for the historic Mississippi River town of Donaldsonville. This project is centered around the redevelopment of the Main Street Central Business District. The economic redevelopment plan for Donaldsonville involves a regional airport, which is expected to greatly increase tourism. With the addition of casinos, paddle boats and hotels, the riverfront area is being revitalized with shops, pedestrian walkways and open spaces. The area is being designed to entire tourists with modern amenities while being sensitive to the historic architecture of the area.