Dallas High School
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Our Dallas Studio

Dallas, Texas
Structure Revival

Perkins and Will chose the Dallas High School as the site for the relocation of the Dallas practice for many reasons, but most significantly as a desire to become enriched in the downtown Dallas community.

Our goal was to keep history alive while incorporating our brand into a modern workplace. We adapted the auditorium space to serve as the reception and lobby area and modified an old classroom to serve as a multipurpose room for daily collaboration space, continuing education lectures, and large events. The work space is designed to promote the practice of high-performance architecture and design with a variety of seating types and collaboration areas. The addition of an open connecting stair and multi-functional conference space, doubling as an after hours fitness studio, will further reinforce active design principles.

“Our office integrates the firm’s brand, the culture of the local practice and people, the Dallas community, and the history of the building into a destination that is sure to engage all who visit or work here.”

Tom Reisenbichler, Managing Director of the Dallas office of Perkins and Will

Old Dallas High School and DART Rail
Alumni frequently visit the office or passerby’s stop in to see what’s happening in a building they saw vacant for 22 years.
Old Dallas High School Multipurpose Room
Sustainability

Choosing a historic building planned for adaptive reuse will allow Perkins and Will to achieve high levels of various certification programs such as LEED CI, WELL Building Standard, and Fitwel, which reinforce our core values of sustainability, health, and wellness.

What Makes It Cool
The adaptive reuse of a historical building, built in 1904, that will serve as a living lab for architecture and design.
Old Dallas High School Resource Library
Old Dallas High School Kitchen
The revitalization of a historic building in order to integrate the firm’s brand and the Dallas community.
Workplace Design

Designed to promote the practice of high-performance architecture and design with a variety of seating types and collaboration areas.

Old Dallas High School Workspace

Project Team

People
Gardner Vass
People
Mary Dickinson
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Courtney Johnston