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Commerce Street Townhomes project client

Commerce Street Townhomes, Dallas

Urban Woods


Ron Wommack, FAIA

design team contractor

Ron Wommack, FAIA; John Rice Urban Woods


Jaster-Quintanilla & Associates, Inc. (MEP)


Charles Smith


masonry units :

als :


Palestine Block Co.;

entrances and storefronts :


metal materi -

glazed curtainwall :

The eight-unit, inner-city townhouse project is located on a long-abandoned site in a former manufacturing area east of downtown Dallas. Two industrial structures across the street had been renovated into residential dwellings, and this project forms another street wall to bring scale and intimacy to this neighborhood. The program called for each unit to include three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage. The design endeavored to communicate the area’s past through material choices of concrete block, metal, and wood. The design also oriented living spaces for natural light and passive solar considerations with the living room clerestory and trellised roof deck.

Vistawall; tile : Daltile; paints : Benjamin Moore


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Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2006: Design Awards