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City Hall and Parking Structure, City of Garland
Garland, TX
City Hall and Parking Structure, City of Garland
Landmark transformation.
Realizing a city's vision while maintaining its heritage.
Dramatic revitalization
HED, i.e., VAI Architects, served as lead architect in the renovation and expansion of the 34,000 SF City Hall and the addition of a 177,000 SF parking garage. The project team was part of a Public-Private Partnership (P3), involving the municipality, design team, and developer for the creation of the $30 M Downtown Garland City Center, intended to serve as a catalyst in both revitalizing and transforming Garland’s historic city center district into a transit-oriented mixed-use development. The project encompassed several city blocks and is centered at the city’s cultural and administrative district.

Part of the overall development was the four-tier 340-vehicle parking garage surrounded by a 140-unit urban multi-family residential complex. Also included was the re-development of pedestrian plazas and streetscapes, incorporation of new downtown design standards, and miscellaneous improvements to the surrounding utility infrastructure to enable future development. Other considerations included the relocation of several existing historic and cultural elements to support Garland’s new vision while maintaining its heritage.
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Results
A catalyst for transformation and historic downtown redevelopment.
Upgraded infrastructure to facilitate future development in the district.
Prompted the creation of downtown revitalization design standards.
A dramatic image enhancement for city of Garland while still maintaining its heritage.
Project Data
City Hall and Parking Structure 2010-MB030-000
City of Garland
Garland, Texas
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation, Addition
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service)
RSF/GSF
34,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$30.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    Designed to LEED Certification
Project Team
  • Barton Drake
    AIA, NCARB
    Principal
    Market Sector Leadership
  • Mark Mortimer
    RA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture Leader
  • Tim Hartman
    RA
    Associate Principal
    Architecture, QA|QC
Realizing a city's vision while maintaining its heritage.
City Hall and Parking Structure, City of Garland
Garland, TX
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Landmark transformation.