Location Dallas
Client Headington Companies
Architect 5G Studio Collaborative
Design Team Yen Ong, AIA; Hoang Dang, AIA; Josh Allen; Paul Merrill, AIA
Contractor Hill & Wilkinson
Civil Engineer Thomas L. Hoover Engineering
MEP Engineer Lippe & Associates
Structural Engineer Armstrong-Douglas Partners
Lighting Designer Paul Helms Design Consultants
Facade Consultant Studio NYL
Roofing Consultant Conley Group

The 1217 Main Street project involved the renovation and repositioning of a derelict 1950s-era bank building. The client commissioned Cuban-born artist Jorge Pardo to design 36,215 handmade glazed ceramic tiles for the building’s primary cladding material, deriving its inspiration from the subtle variations of the blue sky in Texas. To properly express the tiles, the design team devised a technically complex facade substructure to enable the visual concealment of control and expansion joints, panel seams, and shadow lines. The ground floor is occupied by an epicurean market, and there are four stories of office space above.

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