NEWSLETTER OF DCBA | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE June 2017
GARLAND CITY CENTER
Garland | Texas
Architect / City Hall & Parking Garage: VAI Architects
Architect / Multi-Family: JHP
The recently completed Downtown Garland City Center project has been recognized for excellence by the Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) in the Built Project category. The City Center project is a public/private partnership which entailed the remodeling of the 1970's era City Hall, construction of a parking garage with wrap-around apartments, streetscape development, and a new Arts Plaza. DCBA designed streetscape improvements which included hardscape, site furnishings, lighting, and landscaping. These improvements followed the guidelines developed by DCBA previously for the Garland Downtown Urban Design Standards. The Arts Plaza was designed with enhanced paving, seating, unique bollard lighting, landscaping, and will eventually feature a large sculpture. Extensive coordination was required by DCBA to coordinate between two architectural firms and their respective consultants. The City Center Project is hoped to be a catalyst for continued redevelopment of the re-invigorated historical downtown.