Case Study

KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts Uniting Commerce and Culture

Dallas, Texas, USA

The Challenge

To contribute to the Arts District through a thoughtful design response that elegantly integrates the public realm with arts culture and progressive workplace design.

The Design Solution

The mixed-use site incorporates the 500,000 square-foot (46,451 sm) KPMG Plaza office building, which features 20,000-square-feet (1,858 sm) of upscale and fast/casual dining and the Texas Sculpture Walk at Hall Arts. The Sculpture Walk is a civic gesture to the citizens of Dallas and hosts unique artwork from local Texas artists. The lobby’s interior emphasizes a connection between pedestrians and the artwork of world-renowned artist Richard Long through natural lighting and visual transparency. The ground floor restaurants face the Winspear Opera House’s Sammons Park and the Meyerson Symphony Center, while the building’s signature views overlook the Arts District and the city’s urban core.

The Design Impact

From top to bottom, KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts enhances the progressive architectural vision for the Dallas Arts District with a simple yet elegant aesthetic that unites commerce and culture. The lobby provides a transparent connection to and from the Arts District and its focal points create a dramatic visual for passersby that encourages pedestrians to engage with the building and the Sculpture Walk.

Project Features

  • 500,000 square foot (46,451 sm)
  • LEED Gold certified
  • 20,000 square foot (1,858 sm) of restaurant space
  • Elevated roof terrace above street-level restaurants
  • Texas Sculpture Walk, an urban arts plaza
  • Below-grade parking for KPMG and the Arts District


  • 2015 Dallas Business Journal Topping Out Award