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The Stack Deep Ellum

16-story, 482,000 SF, mixed-use Class AA Office, Retail, Amenity, and Garage

2700 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226

Program

Mixed-Use, 0.8 acres

Office, 216,000 SF

Retail, 15,000 SF

Parking Garage, 251,000 SF

Space, 652

Build

New

LEED Gold

WELL Core Gold

Wired Platinum

Fitwel Gold

Client

Hines

Service

Architect

Deep Ellum is a prime redevelopment district just outside of downtown Dallas. The threat of erasure of its architectural history is imminent, real, and inevitable with many large multi-story buildings being planned. Working with the district's Design Review Board, the design was conceived as an extension of the historic fabric for the lower part of the building with a modern massing to hover above it. It established a respectful framework that can be the launching point for future developments to counter the typical denials by designers of modern buildings in a historic neighborhood that somehow insensitive modern architectural interventions are not harmful to the pedestrian experience of the existing historic urban character they disrupted. The neighborhood is known for its brickwork, adorning buildings new and old to retain its identity as a former warehouse district alive. The design relates to this urban context by presenting intricately detailed masonry facades of precast concrete, for which the project has been honored with design awards from both PCI and PCMA, to camouflage the parking garage. The upper massing looks towards the future of Deep Ellum as a possible hub for creative and business office spaces and is cladded with smooth aluminum composite metal panels and large windows that reflect the sky. The amenity floor is a transition zone between the parking garage and office levels and is lined with continuous perimeter outdoor terrace onto which glass garage doors can open to connect the interior and outdoor spaces.

Part of the City's arts program, the design included a large mural wall by Tristan Eaton, paying homage to local Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, singer Erykah Badu, and Dallas’ first Black architect, William Sidney.

One of the first office buildings to be completed in Dallas post-pandemic, the design responded to the renewed interests in sustainability, healthy building, and occupant wellness. It has LEED Gold, Fitwel Gold, Wired Platinum, and WELL Core Gold certifications. On-site amenities were designed with community-building in mind, satisfying the modern office demands within well-appointed spaces, common conferencing facilities, and state-of-the-art fitness facility opening to spectacular views of downtown Dallas.

Awards

2022 PCI Design Awards, Special Awards, Façade Only Parking Structure

2022 CoStar Impact Awards, Best New Commercial Development

2022 Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deals of 2021, Best Urban Office Development

2021 PCMA Best of Precast Concrete Award, Parking

Publications

Texas Architect, November 2022

Deep Roots,” Lee Hill


ArchDaily, March 2023

“The Stack Offices at Deep Ellum / 5G Studio Collaborative,” Paula Pintos


CoStar, March 2022

“Deep Ellum Emerges Beyond Hip ‘Hood’ To Become Sought-After Office Address,” Candace Carlisle


Ascent Magazine, Spring 2022

“The Stack Deep Ellum”

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