Texas Architect July/Aug 2006: Color
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
P O R T F O L I O : R e t a il NorthPark Center Expansion project NorthPark Center Expansion, Dallas architect boedeker drive Omniplan Inc. contractor consultants Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 3 Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers (civil); Datum Engineers Inc. (structural); Mesa Design Group (landscape); ARJO Engineers (MEP); DeShazo, Tang & Associates Inc. (traffic engineer); 1 2 2 Candela (lighting); Schirmer Engineering Corporation (fire protection engineers) The recent expansion of NorthPark Center in Dallas by Omniplan represents the second major alteration of the innovative 1964 shopping mall. Originally developed by Raymond D. Nasher in an L-shaped plan, NorthPark has been reconfigured as a closed square with double the 3 park Lane James F. Wilson loop 12/northwest highway photographer 3 4 1 1 amount of retail space. Additions include a 1.5-acre park located in the center of the square, 110 new stores, two 2 new parking garages, and a new third level occupied by a 1 15-screen cinema. Overseeing the expansion was Nasherâ€™s 2 daughter, Nancy Nasher, and her husband/partner David 3 Haemisegger who worked with Omniplan, the firm that evolved from Harrell + Hamilton, the firm that designed the original mall for her father. Among the goals for the expan- us 75/north central expressway sion was to maintain NorthParkâ€™s signature white brick walls while introducing some contemporary features, such as a smoother concrete floor in the corridors. Other features remain the same but are larger in scale. For example, the r e s o u r c e s concrete topping bomanite : size of skylights and clerestories is increased to bring retroplate concrete polishing system : Texas Stone & Tile; masonry units : North Texas Bomanite Inc.; more natural light indoors. Throughout its expanded mall, Acme Brick; modified bituminous membrane roofing : Firestone Building NorthPark will abide by its long-held tradition of display- Products; ing twentieth-century works of fine art from the personal Skylight Systems; glass : Viracon; fascia and soffit panels : Alucobond; collection of Raymond Nasher. 2 0 0 6 Wausau Tile Inc.; skylights : Naturalite entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; glazed curtainwall : Vistawall; tile J e n n i f e r 7 / 8 pedestal pavers : N site plan 1 1964 mall 2 1972 expansion Mall and Parking decks 3 2006 expansion mall and garages 4 2006 garden L e e ( gris foussana limestone): Stone Marketing t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 45