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Dallas High School Renovation
Location Dallas, Texas
Architect Merriman Anderson Architects
About the project:
Matthews Southwest has completed the renovation of the old Dallas High School, refurbishing this 107 year old former high school building into approximately 105,000 SF of office and retail space.
The project has been recorded on the National Registry with the National Park Service as an historic building, and is LEED Gold certified.
A few sustainable site strategies included the abatement of contaminants in the existing building; installation of native vegetation with drip irrigation and priority parking for fuel-efficient vehicles as well as on-site electric charging stations. Highly reflective TPO roofing membrane, an efficient HVAC system, and LED lighting were all established within the building to improve energy efficiency. With the installation of low flow fixtures, the potable water use within the building was reduced by more than 49.31%.
More than 99.64% of the existing core and shell were reused, and products were installed that possessed recycled content reducing the amount of construction waste. To improve the environmental health throughout the building, MAA installed low-emitting materials.
The ground level has approximately 10,000 SF of restaurant/retail space while the remaining ground floor area and the upper three floors are offices. The lead tenant is Perkins + Will Architects. This historic building will be in the heart of a planned six-acre, mixed-use transit-oriented development.
Photo Credit: © 2018 James Steinkamp Photography
- Award: AIA Dallas Honor Award, Outstanding Architectural Design & Achievement, 2019 – Old Dallas High School
- Award: Preservation Achievement Award (Preservation Dallas), 2019 – Old Dallas High School
- Award: Old Dallas High School Earns LEED Gold Certification
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- Jack Matthews buys historic Dallas High School with plans to convert it into downtown destination