|Image depicts the completed exterior of the historic Joule Hotel in Dallas and its eight-story addition. The addition connects seamlessly with the existing facility and is highlighted by a cantaliver pool on the top floor.|
The Joule Hotel in Dallas, designed by local firm Coburn & Smith, was constructed in 1927 as the Dallas National Bank Building. Originally one of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture in Texas, it had had most of its gothic elements removed over the years after being converted into an office building and later abandoned. What was left had fallen into disrepair.
An attentive, $50 million reconstruction carried out by Balfour Beatty Construction has brought the building back to its original exterior look and transformed the interior into a sleek, modern hotel.
The Joule Hotel
Submitting firm: Balfour Beatty Construction (general contractor)
Design architect: Tihany Design
Architect of record: Architexas
Structural engineer: Jaster-Quintanilla
Construction time: May 2005 to January 2008
Project size: 83,490-sf renovation, 47,853-sf addition
Project cost: $50 million
Delivery method: CM at risk
The Joule Hotel Dallas, Texas
October 06, 2008 |