Nebraska Furniture Mart
The Colony, Texas
2015 (in progress)
433 acres, 2.9 million sq. ft. restaurant and retail
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 outdoor amphitheater, 300 multi-family units, a 5,000 spot parking garage, and unique restaurants along a waterfront boardwalk. O’Brien Architects has created a Hill Country modern aesthetic with warm earth tones and natural materials – the design includes natural limestone, metal and wood panel systems, and steel accents.
Charlotte Jones AndersonDallas Cowboys"O'Brien is about incredible architecture. They are an amazing team who works tirelessly, who burn the midnight oil. You talk about people with passion, they are a passionate team. O'Brien has lead us on an epic path of greatness. We are excited to continue with our partnership with Sean and his team."
Shawn FulhamLincoln Property Company"O'Brien has been a truly invaluable partner for Lincoln Property Company over the last 30 years. They have a comprehensive understanding of master planning, mixed use, and all the individual uses and components that make complex projects successful from both a design and financial standpoint. They have a long history of success, and always continue to stay on the cutting edge of design and development."
Lucy BillingsleyBillingsley Company"Sean O’Brien and team have the creativity, alacrity and flexibility to be great design partners. They listen closely and then bring all the historical architectural smarts and a fresh eye to creating places where you’d like to be. They first think through making the public realm inviting and then enrich that with great architecture."
Kyle NixPritchard Associates, Inc."I always enjoy working with the O’Brien team. They are very responsive and efficient, and work well with ownership to help keep projects on time and on budget."
John GriggsPresidium Group, LLC"O’Brien, some of the most skilled in the country and truly design iconic structures. The team works hard and commits to every detail. You can expect them to drop everything, meet deadlines, work with the budget. They are just the best."
Josh EamesPresidium Group, LLC"O’Brien is one of our most trusted partners. O’Brien team, Your efforts are always top notch and you nail every project out of the park. You are key partner for us."