Dallas Arts District High Rise Becomes 1st Multifamily Tower in Texas To Claim WELL Gold

The 28-story luxury residential tower in the Dallas Arts District of downtown Dallas—designed to be the healthiest high-rise in the state—sets a high bar. It was the first to register for the multifamily certification in Texas five years ago.

In October, the building also received LEED Gold Certification, issued by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Five years ago, HALL Arts Residences made Texas history by being the first to register for the WELL Multifamily Certification. Now, the 28-story luxury residential building in the heart of downtown Dallas’ Arts District claims another milestone as it becomes the first high-rise multifamily tower in Texas to secure the prestigious certification issued by the International WELL Building Institute.

In October, the building also received LEED Gold Certification, issued by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“The health and wellness of our homeowners was a top priority when designing and building HALL Arts Residences,” Craig Hall, founder and CEO of HALL Group, said in a statement. “WELL Gold Certification aligned with our vision to create the most beautiful, sustainable, and health-focused residential tower in Texas and gave us the opportunity to achieve this top building health standard.”

The HALL Arts Residences design and construction team was led by HKS, Emily Summers Design Associates, and Austin Commercial.

Focused on health and well-being

Created through seven years of rigorous research and development, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system used to measure, certify, and monitor features of an environment that impact human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.

The design and construction team used thoughtful design planning and advanced technologies to create a high-performing building, focused on the wellbeing of the building’s residents, staff, and guests.

Here are some of the specific wellness-focused features of the building:

  • Building materials and products carefully selected to prevent the introduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the building.
  • Multilevel air filtration systems designed to capture fine and coarse particles, such as VOCs and pollen, that work toward reducing asthmatic, allergic, and other respiratory conditions.
  • Flooring in all homes that contains sound-reducing, VOC-compliant membranes that mitigates impact noise from the home above.
  • ·11-foot+, floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful views of the Dallas Arts District and Downtown Dallas, while supplying ample natural light to support homeowners’ circadian rhythms.
  • Healthy snack options available daily throughout the common areas of the Residences and direct connection to the arts district’s ample greenspaces and parks.

“HALL Group challenged HKS to design a first-of-its-kind residence in the heart of the Dallas Arts District,” Allison Smith, Sustainable Design Leader at HKS, said in a statement. “We saw an opportunity to create a people-first community that uses proven strategies to positively impact well-being.”

Maintaining the high standard

What does receiving the WELL Gold Certification mean? It ensures that homeowners will enjoy the highest level of health and wellness through their built environment at HALL Arts Residences for years to come, HALL Group said.

Through the scientific rigor of the WELL Building Standard, residents and community stakeholders will know that the design and operation of their building is actively contributing to a better, healthier environment, the company said.

On-site assessments will take place annually to ensure these high standards continue to be met.

HALL Arts Residences, in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, comprises 48 homes that opened in summer 2020. Available homes start at $3.5 million and range in size from 2,900 square feet to the 11,000-square-foot penthouse.


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