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NorthPark Center Expansion


NorthPark Center Expansion, Dallas


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);




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


park Lane

James F. Wilson

loop 12/northwest highway




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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


15-screen cinema. Overseeing the expansion was Nasher’s


daughter, Nancy Nasher, and her husband/partner David


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-

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sion was to maintain NorthPark’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-


ing twentieth-century works of fine art from the personal

Skylight Systems; glass : Viracon; fascia and soffit panels : Alucobond;

collection of Raymond Nasher.

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Wausau Tile Inc.;

skylights :


entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; glazed curtainwall : Vistawall; tile

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pedestal pavers :


site plan 1 1964 mall 2 1972 expansion Mall and Parking decks 3 2006 expansion mall and garages 4 2006 garden

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( gris foussana limestone): Stone Marketing

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