Restoration / Remediation
HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT, DOWNTOWN RESTORATION – The City of Dallas, in conjunction with the University of North Texas System, launched a substantial adaptive reuse effort for the historic Municipal Building in downtown Dallas. Clad in Indiana limestone and decorative terra cotta ornamentation, the building’s exterior and shell construction was restored. Over 100 years old, the Beaux-Arts style structure will continue for many years to come, as it becomes the new home for the University of North Texas Law School.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The structure had suffered significant deterioration of the ornate, exterior decorative elements. As a result, an extensive exterior wall remediation, interior demolition, structural stabilization work, interior remodel, renovation, and tenant finish-out was required. The project required sensitivity and adherence to Texas Historical Society’s “Period of Significance” guidelines Critical restoration elements included all entry doors, copper coping, mansard roof, tile, and decking. The first phase involved repair of deteriorated sections of the below-grade concrete foundation, provision of new waterproofing for the basement and sub-basement levels, cleaning the exterior façade, window replacement, and repair/replacement of portions of the decorative terra cotta cornices and frieze elements, clay tile roofing and copper ornamentation, as well as ADA compliance.
Conley Group successfully facilitated this complete historically-correct exterior renovation. Our extensive cleaning and restoration of exterior wall components returned the exterior to its original glory. Our services also upgraded MEP and cooling functions, separated metered utilities, and other improved other building systems.
Texas Historical Commission Coordination