Dallas, Texas/400,000 square feet
A new design is in place for the 400,000-square-foot Victory Park mixed development planned for downtown Dallas. BOKA Powell has designed the 25-story Class A office tower with 14 floors of office space above an eight-story parking structure and 3 story lobby, to be developed by KDC. The tower offers tenants a variety of floor plate options, with floors ranging from 25,000 square feet to 54,000 square feet, the size of a large trading floor. The tower is sited in Victory Park, a 75-acre mixed-use redevelopment that surrounds the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, in uptown Dallas. The building is being designed to meet LEED Silver certification criteria. 10 foot ceilings and full height windows afford energy efficient daylight harvesting, as well as smart mechanical and electrical systems. The design also features LED-lighting systems and a destination selection elevator control system that will improve capacity, reduce waiting times and reduce the number of hoistway openings. Construction is expected to begin in the fall and finish in late 2014.