Landmark Dallas school get design award

October 15, 2019

Downtown Dallas’ historic high school and the Baylor Scott & White tower at the Dallas Cowboys’ Star complex are honored

Two Dallas-area commercial real estate projects have earned top design awards by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The Old Dallas High School at Bryan and Pearl streets in downtown Dallas was awarded a built design award by the local AIA chapter. The more than century old school – vacant for years – was renovated into an office building by developer Matthews Southwest.

Dallas’ Merriman Anderson Architects designed the landmark building redo.

The new Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy and Research at The Star in Frisco also garnered a top award.

Designed by architect Perkins and Will, the 300,000-square-foot medical building is part of the Dallas Cowboy’s mixed-use development on the Dallas North Tollway.

“Creating a nexus for athletes and their caretakers, this facility is a collaborative first for the Dallas Cowboys and a major health system,” according to the jury of architects who designated the winners.

An East Dallas custom home designed by Buchanan Architecture and the renovation of an Oak Cliff church by DSGN Associates were also honored.

“The Built Design Awards program aims to celebrate the outstanding work being performed by AIA Dallas architects with projects built both here and internationally,” AIA’s Ricardo Munoz said in a statement. “The jury’s selections this year once again demonstrate the importance of good design and the positive impact it can have.

“We hope this program continues to encourage excellence in design and pushes the architecture community to innovate and develop solutions that help make lives better.”