“This combination of new and old successfully demonstrates a new approach to addition/restoration projects. The new brick addition delivers something the older building hadn’t: a complete block. While the old and the new are clear, the respect for the urban street edge and existing grid hold this project together.”
— Monica Chadha, AIA

Location Dallas
Client Epic Dallas Hotel
Architect Perkins&Will
Design Team Ron Stelmarski, FAIA, John Strasius, AIA, Kristin Winters, AIA; Gary Skotnicki; Jonathan Busta
Contractor Balfour Beatty US
Interior Designer Busta Studio
Historical Consultant Skotnicki Studio
Civil Engineer Kimley-Horn
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer Schmidt & Stacy
Elevator Consultant HH Angus
Landscape Architect Talley Associates

The conversion of the Knights of Pythias temple into The Pittman Hotel saves the 1916 building from decades of neglect. Once the social center of the local Black community, the structure was renamed after its original architect, William Sidney Pittman, and added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of its renovation. A new addition references the triple wythe walls of the historic structure with its masonry facade, and the strategy of the fenestration is derived from the proportions of the original windows. Street life is funneled through the site by the new addition, which frames new tree-lined pedestrian corridors.

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