Category Archive: Mixed Use

The Star

The Star is a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind project, integrating Dallas Cowboys corporate headquarters and practice fields into a 91 acre destination that includes an entertainment district of restaurants and shops, an event center, a hotel, a medical center, leased office space, and more. Chosen for proven master planning and mixed use success, O’Brien has been charged with developing...

Grandscape

The announcement of Berkshire Hathaway’s entry into The Colony with Grandscape, a virtual city at the edge of Dallas, has generated excitement throughout the DFW Metroplex – anchor tenant Nebraska Furniture Mart alone will attract a projected eight million shoppers annually. When complete, the development will include one-of-a-kind retail, office space, a convention center, a hotel and spa, an...

La Villita on Mesa

Completed in late 2016, La Villita on Mesa in El Paso is a mixed-use development that includes a Whole Foods grocery store covering 45,000 square feet and an additional 43,200 square feet of adjacent retail. This new retail development comes to El Paso on the heels of completing the Fountains at Farah in 2013, bringing a much needed high-end grocery store to the west side of El Paso. A...

Perkins Rowe

At 1.5 million square feet, Perkins Rowe includes office, retail, residential, restaurants, and theaters – but it was a long road to completion. Hurricane Katrina hit midway through bidding for Perkins Rowe, and as New Orleans immersed itself in recovery, building resources were suddenly in high demand. Despite the regional crisis and dramatic fluctuations in construction materials prices,

Left Bank, West 7th

This 1.5 million square foot master planned development will hold a variety of mixed-use buildings, bringing life and excitement to the west 7th street area of Fort Worth, TX. ...

Inside The Star

Watch an interview with Charlotte Jones Anderson and Jerry Jones Jr. on USA TODAY. It gives a sneak peak into The Star and shares their goals on how it will affect the Frisco community and the Cowboy's organization. We are very humbled to be a part of their journey on this project! ...

Sean O’Brien Talks Master Planning for The Star in Frisco

Sean O'Brien was interviewed by the Star-Telegram on what is entailed when master-planning a development as intricate and iconic as the new home to the Dallas Cowboys at The Star in Frisco. "It had to be a place that appealed to every person in some way. The Cowboys are unique in the fact that there is a rich history that appeals to older fans as well as a bright future that engages the younger...

The Harbor

Located in Rockwall, Texas, The Harbor is a mixed-use, lakefront development created in response to the community’s need for a public location to enjoy Lake Ray Hubbard. As much of the shoreline had been developed by private interests, the Rockwall city council endeavored to create a landmark development for its residents. In addition to creating public access, the council envisioned a premiere...

Gearbox

As part of the 147 acre, mixed use Frisco Square, this five story building was designed to meet the city’s architectural style guidelines for the development. Using responsible design measures, O’Brien was able to keep costs within constraints for the client. Clad in brick with a tower feature for architectural prominence, the building features ground level restaurant space with upper...

See Sean O’Brien @ Biznow: Future of the Platinum Corridor

From the Dallas Cowboys to Warren Buffett, the Platinum Corridor is attracting huge names, enormous capital investment and a ton of cranes. That’s why we’re so thrilled to bring you Bisnow’s DFW Platinum Corridor event on March 31.  O’Brien Architects director of design Sean O’Brien is the master planner for The Star, a venture developed by the City of Frisco and the Dallas Cowboys that...

Crystal Springs

Along the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, this historical site is credited as the birthplace of western swing music. Crystal Springs honors this heritage with a mixed use entertainment complex offering commanding views of the river. The restaurant and retail area will feature wharf industrial architecture, raised on piers above the flood plain, with a ground level featuring decks...

The Gates of Prosper

The Gates of Prosper is an upcoming master planned, mixed use development, spanning roughly 800 acres. O’Brien has proposed the use of native Texas materials and landscaping in its design of the project, which will serve as the main entry into the city of Prosper, Texas.

Project Feature: The Star

The Dallas Cowboys will soon have a new home at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The 90 acre development along the Dallas North Tollway will be anchored by the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, featuring a 12,000 seat multi-use indoor event center, two outdoor practice fields, and the Cowboys’ head offices. The event center will be used by the Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD, and also for...

Irving Music Factory

Drawing inspiration from the nearby Irving Convention Center, O’Brien designed an entertainment center that would seamlessly fit into the proposed site. Using brick, perforated panels, and a mixture of super graphics, an environment was conceived to house a large indoor/outdoor performance hall along with an attached retail component. Smaller, outdoor performing stages scattered within the retail...

The Shops at Highland Village

When Regency Centers discovered that the affluent North Texas community of Highland Village lacked a lifestyle retail center, a vision for The Shops at Highland Village was born. The resulting design from O’Brien offers an intimate, open-air, and pedestrian friendly urban grid plan in a distinctive Hill Country style. Each storefront features a unique architectural façade, giving every retailer...

Alliance Town Center

Alliance Town Center is a 1 million sq. ft. regional center that integrates retail, office, and residential. It is part of the greater AllianceTexas 18,000-acre master-planned community, north of Fort Worth, Texas. Prairie style architecture incorporates a blend of materials, including masonry stone in various types and sizes, a variety of bricks, tilt-wall, wood, metal, and glass. Plentiful...