Design District

Jim Lake On Building the Future While Preserving the Past

by | Aug 17, 2023
Jim Lake Companies has carved out a niche in Dallas for redevelopment — not simply knocking down the old to make way for the new, but blending the best of both, to give long-neglected areas a new lease on life. You can find the company's fingerprints in Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Bishop Arts, and as of this month, Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

Here, Lake and one of his Jefferson Tower tenants talk about the impact of investment dollars.
Artful Industrial: How M2G Ventures Is ‘Turning Locations Into Landmarks’
by | Aug 29, 2022
For The Archetype, she enlisted local artist Josh Dodson, whose signature "graffitecture" will be added across the project, filled with 3D illusions and "colorful surprises."

“Integrating art into properties gives them a lifeblood, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with The Archetype," Katie Murray, M2G's chief creative officer says.
Alto Expands Service to Silicon Valley as It Builds a New Dallas HQ and Aims to Go All‑Electric
by | Mar 8, 2022
Dallas-based ridesharing company Alto is entering its sixth market, after launching in Dallas and expanding to Houston, L.A., Miami, and Washington, D.C. With $60 million in funding since its 2018 launch, CEO Will Coleman talks about building a new HQ in the Dallas Design District, aiming to be in 25 metros over the next few years, and planning to be 100% electric by end of 2023.
From the Ground Up: Three Firms Take New Leases at the Crescent, Chick-fil-A Plans New Distribution Center in Dallas County, Plus More
by | Feb 15, 2022
Here's what's new and next in North Texas real estate, from ground-up developments to company moves and expansions.

‘Work of Art’: Virgin Hotel Dallas Opens Sunday in the Design District

by | Dec 13, 2019
Virgin Hotel Dallas' 16-story, V-shaped building is a reimagining of a boutique hotel.
‘Aparthotels’: Hotel Amenities Meet the Comfort of Private Residences
by | Aug 28, 2019
Aimed at business and vacation travelers, aparthotels combine the amenities of a boutique hotel and an upscale apartment building. And with a new startup on the scene, you can now rent one in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Scout Design Studio in Dallas' Design District
Scout Design Growing Digital Presence For Eclectic Mix of Furniture, Accessories
by | Nov 6, 2017
The studio sources unique finds from around the globe and a couple of years ago introduced its own furniture collection, Scout Label.
Mike Ablon | Photo by Michael Samples
Mike Ablon: Preserving City’s History Key to Successful Development
by | May 9, 2017
Mike Ablon says 'cities are a collection of moments' and developers should do their best to preserve the character of neighborhoods.