Crow Holdings is adding one more building to its Old Parkland development on Maple Avenue in Dallas. It's a six-story office building at its highest point, with a three-level underground garage.
Positioned at the north end of the 9.5-acre campus, it will be the final office building at Old Parkland. In keeping with the rest of the campus, the building will be classical in design and will include a thematic sculpture in the front plaza. Craig Hamilton, an architect from the United Kingdom, created the design, along with the Beck Group. It's British so it must be good! It's slated to open in the first quarter of 2019.
The Old Parkland campus incorporates the historic buildings and grounds of the former Parkland Hospital, originally constructed in 1894. The redevelopment of the property began in 2006 and now features 334,000 square feet of master-planned Class-A office space and remarkable amenities.
The heart of the campus is the 103-year-old Parkland Hospital that Crow Holdings preserved and renovated as its corporate headquarters. Crow also restored the Nurses Quarters, which originally served as the nurses' dormitory.
Woodlawn Hall and Reagan Place were added to complement the original and historic landmark structures.
Four buildings, collectively called the West Campus, include the copper-domed Parkland Hall, flanked by Oak Lawn Hall and Commonwealth Hall. Across the courtyard from these buildings is the Pavilion. Its design is inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and houses a large, underground debate chamber that hosts high school and collegiate debates as well as renowned speakers.
Crow Holdings chairman and CEO Harlan Crow says that they already have commitments for approximately 40 percent of the office space.
"We wanted this last building to complement the classical architecture on campus while creating something new and exciting, and we believe Craig Hamilton has done just that," Crow says in a release.
The Jeffersonian style office buildings of the West Campus gives this corporate community what they describe as a collegial ambience. The buildings were platted in close proximity to foster interaction among tenants and visitors in the outdoor areas and community spaces. A collection of sculptures enhances the exterior experience and invites reflection on our national heritage.
Crow Holdings’ investments in the Oak Lawn neighborhood also include the adjacent Maple Avenue District, which includes new restaurant concepts as well as extensive street and landscape improvements.