Nebraska Furniture Mart


The Colony, Texas


Mixed Use


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.

Client Testimonials

  • charlotte jones anderson - dallas cowboys

    Charlotte Jones Anderson

    Dallas 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 fulham - lincoln property company

    Shawn Fulham

    Lincoln 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 Billingsley, Billingsley Company

    Lucy Billingsley

    Billingsley 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."
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