BOKA Powell worked with the Gaedeke Group in creating this $7million renovation and addition to One Mckinney Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The Hamburg, Germany-based company determined that the existing 15-story tower office building, designed in the early 1980s, represented a style of architecture prevalent at that time using dark glass in the tower and travertine stone as accent elements around the street level lobby. BOKA Powell worked to create an elegant new ‘front door’ for the property which is closer to the street edge, providing visitors and tenants with a new sense of welcome. The space is energized with light by opening up the lobby to two levels of height and a large wall of glass utilizing an apparently seamless system to allow an unobstructed view to the inside. In addition, the opportunity existed to create an exciting new retail frontage on Mckinney Avenue. The new retail frontage extends to the street curb, creating a unified, pedestrian friendly environment. Landscaping, street furniture and lighting were selected to create a high quality experience and encourage patrons to interact and linger, both inside and outside the retail spaces. Del Frisco’s restaurant has become the anchor restaurant in the newly revitalized development. “The landlord had really impressed me with the finish-out that had been done in this building. We really like the way they laid out this building and this space – and the action on the street. I love the vibrancy of the intersection at McKinney and Hall,” said Mark Mednansky CEO, Del Frisco’s.
Select photography by Erika Brown Edwards