Dallas’ chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Dallas Center for Architecture will move their offices across from the forthcoming Pacific Plaza Park to Republic Center at 325 North St. Paul Street. The organization currently operates at 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway.
The lease includes 13,708 square feet of office, exhibition and meeting space on the building’s first two floors as well as exclusive use of an outdoor patio area. Financial details of the lease were not disclosed.
In a statement Monday, AIA Dallas President Nunzio DeSantis said the organizations will benefit from its proximity to public transportation and the park as well as newfound visibility to the public with high foot traffic in the area.
“We look forward to transforming this multi-level space and moving into the neighborhood next summer,” added DeSantis, a senior partner at Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects.
“Finding the right space required us to balance many different requirements, and Republic Center was that proverbial needle in a haystack,” said Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall, who helped complete the transaction on behalf of AIA Dallas, in a statement.
The American Institute of Architects’ Dallas chapter is comprised of approximately 2,000 members from 300 architecture firms. The Architecture Center Dallas is a collaboration between the AIA and the Architecture Center Dallas Foundation.