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Marrying Dallas' Past and Future

Not long ago, the former Titche-Goettinger department store stood windowless across from Main Street Gardens in downtown Dallas. Freese and Nichols’ architecture and construction services teams, in partnership with Ayers Saint Gross, transformed the building into the home of the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, the first public law school in Dallas.

This historical renovation has preserved a legacy building, created opportunities for higher education, stimulated demand for downtown housing and showcased Main Street Gardens.

Our team replaced the monolithic façade with two five-story-tall curtain walls, opening new views of the skyline and Main Street Gardens, a two-acre park in one of Dallas’ most historical areas. This innovative reuse effort promotes a welcoming environment to work and study. The school’s first classes began in August 2014.

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