The Union Station is the first Dallas building to earn a triple historical designation: it appears on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized as a historical landmark by the city of Dallas and state of Texas. Its meticulous renovation breathes life back into the 93-year-old building.

Union Station Renovation, Dallas
Photo: Leigh Christian

Work on the 59,872-sq-ft former rail station – now reborn as a mixed-use mass transit center – included 45,000 sq ft of dedicated event space, a 10,000-sq-ft commercial kitchen and 4,500 sq ft of office space. The project included interior demolition; installation of new interior walls; and the renovation of historical ceilings, millwork, ornamental metals, floor tile and interior glazing.

The project required blending the old with the new. Replicating and refurbishing the building’s existing historical finishes took the greatest amount of time and effort. The Beck Group and its team was also asked to install a 115-lin-ft suspended stacked glass wall, which was added to the project scope after renovations were under way.

The entire project was completed in eight months.

Key Players

Submitted by: The Beck Group
Owner: Hunt-Woodbine Development, Dallas
General contractor: HCBeck Ltd., Dallas
Architect: McCall Design Group, San Francisco, Calif.
Lighting designer: Melinda Morrison Lighting, Moss Beach, Calif.
Structural engineer: brockettedavisdrake inc., Dallas
MEP engineers: Blum Consulting Engineers Inc., Dallas
Interior demolition contractor: T & B Demolition, Irving
Mechanical contractors: TDIndustries, Dallas; and TAB Technologies, Dallas
Electrical contractor: System Electric Co. Inc., Plano