After Moving to New Downtown Digs, HBG Design Names New Dallas Leader and Principal for Nat’l Hospitality Practice

by | Feb 15, 2024
After 20 years at HKS Architects, Ray Mabry has joined Memphis-based HBG Design to "forge new frontiers in the national hospitality and entertainment industry" while helping HBG cement its footprint in the Dallas metro area. He'll be doing that from the firm's new Dallas office in the iconic, 72-story Bank of America Plaza.
North Texas’ New $550M Landmark: Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center Debuts in Entertainment District
by | Feb 13, 2024
The new hotel, at 888 Nolan Ryan Expressway, is Loews Hotel & Co.'s second and largest hotel in Arlington, and is described as "the first-of-its-kind" in the market. All together, the Loews Arlington complex offers nearly 1,200 guest rooms and 300,000 square feet of meeting space. One of its upcoming attractions: the 2024 MLB All-Star Game in July.
Dallas Arts District High Rise Becomes 1st Multifamily Tower in Texas To Claim WELL Gold
by | Aug 3, 2023
The 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.
JW Marriott Dallas Arts District To Launch Soon with Three Food & Beverage Attractions
by | Jul 10, 2023
Built with architectural inventiveness atop a parking garage, the luxury JW Marriott Dallas Arts District is slated to open as soon as later this month. Here's what you'll find on tap at its food & beverage attractions Margaret's, Vincent's, and 800 North.

American Airlines Is Finishing a 600-Room Hotel for Visiting Employees at Its Fort Worth HQ Campus

by | Oct 6, 2022
The $250 million, nine-story hospitality complex will feature 600 guest rooms. The list of amenities is long, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, a sprawling fitness center with pool, a dining room and tavern, outdoor tennis and pickleball courts, and more. Located at the heart of American Airlines' $1 billion Fort Worth HQ campus, it will give visiting employees a place to relax and unwind after a day of training and meetings.
Mayor Names HKS Principal as Citywide Representative to Dallas’ Environmental Commission
by | Apr 29, 2022
The city of Dallas has a new leader helping to oversee the implementation of its first Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan. The overarching goal? To alleviate the impacts of climate change on the region.
I-35 Deck Park by Dallas Zoo Will Have Major Wow Factor—and a Driving Mission
by | Nov 22, 2021
"It's not an idea—it's happening," says April Allen, president of the Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation. 

Southern Gateway Park will be an engineering marvel over I-35E, with five acres of wooded slopes, water features, rocky escarpments, a restaurant/retail complex hidden under a hilltop, and one of the most awesome kids' playgrounds in North Texas. But its greatest achievement may be to make Oak Cliff whole again—and to bring all of Dallas together.
HALL Park is expanding in Frisco, Texas.
Hall Group Begins Work on a $7B Reimagining of Frisco’s Hall Park
by | Oct 28, 2021
The redevelopment will include a new 16-story office tower, a 19-story apartment building, a 154-room boutique hotel, and a food hall—all with views of a new community park. Phase 1 has already begun: an initial $500M mixed-used project located across Warren Parkway from The Dallas Cowboys' Star development.
HKS and the LINE team designed the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to reflect the culture, climate and context of its city — drawing inspiration from ice formations on nearby St. Anthony’s Falls and Scandinavian design such as Viking longboats. [Image: HKS]

Building With Data: How HKS’ LINE Innovation Team Drives Change Using Algorithms, Creativity, Nature

by | Oct 30, 2018
Dallas-based HKS' LINE — short for "Laboratory for INtense Exploration" — is a collection of researchers, designers, and architects who solve design puzzles and test theories that lead to real world solutions.
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Innovative Spaces: Sabre Puts Focus on User Experience
by | Oct 13, 2016
[ Photo Gallery ] A behind the scenes look at the Southlake-based company that provides technology to more than a billion people around the world.
Unbuilt Design Awards Seeks to Engage Public in City Dialogue
by | Apr 27, 2016
The Unbuilt Design Awards and exhibition opens April 28.