McKinney & Olive escalates Uptown Dallas into an inspired, preeminent mixed-use district
McKinney & Olive brings a landmark tower to Uptown, the premier business and residential district of Dallas. In addition to an elegant 20-story office tower, this mixed-used development includes a two-level retail podium, a new street-level park, and a parking structure featuring an elevated green space.
“The McKinney & Olive project has been an extraordinary opportunity to contribute not only an exciting and new pedestrian destination within an already rich and flourishing Uptown street environment and, at the same time, add a fresh dynamic form and a distinctive crystalline jewel to the Dallas skyline.”
A distinctive form heralds a prominent destination for business and retail
Located at a prime intersection, the building is just a short walk from the new Woodall Rogers Park and the growing Dallas Arts District. The glassy tower slopes outward over the shops and restaurants at its base, gradually becoming larger toward the top. At the corner of McKinney and Olive streets, the gently curved façade folds inward to soften the form. At the tower top, the northeast and southwest corners are pulled taller to emphasize the building’s height. Adjacent to the tower is the parking structure, clad with rippling perforated stainless steel panels at the upper levels.
A vibrant new public green space unfolds
McKinney & Olive enhances Uptown’s active street life. The undulating glass retail façade is set back from the street to accommodate a new active piazza. The piazza is a stunning, open outdoor space accented with umbrella-covered tables, a water feature, a fire pit with lounge seating, lawn games, and valet parking for office and retail visitors, all framed with mature shade trees.
The shops at its edge bring energy and activity to this new green space, which has become a destination for office workers and shoppers and a place for special events. The park creates a grand entrance to both the retail and the office tower. An athletic facility and conference facility open onto the garden, a distinctive amenity for Uptown’s new favored business address.
More About the Project
- Gregg E. Jones AIA, LEED AP ↗
- Robert Narracci ↗
- Peter Follett, AIA, RIBA ↗
- Nathaniel Hadley
- Iulian Dumitriu
- Ben Galtney
- Guillermo Brandi
- Architect of Record: Kendall Heaton
- Structural Engineer: Brockette Davis Drake
- MEP Engineering: I. A. Naman & Associates
- Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
- Client: Crescent Real Estate
- Size: 585,000 sq. ft. / 54,350 sq. m.
- Completion: 2016
- Certification: LEED Gold
- Firm Role: Design Architect
- 2017, Award Winner - Office Architecture, Americas Property Awards
- 2017, Innovation Award, Urban Land Institute, North Texas
- 2017, Americas 2017 Award Winner, Office Architecture Texas, International Property Awards
- Photography courtesy of Cresecent Real Estate