A former Western Electric Co. warehouse, Mockingbird Station is now a transit-oriented, mixed-use retail, office, and rental loft development. Despite pressure to raze the historic structures to create more office buildings, developer Ken Hughes understood how critical the residential component was. The architects mined and reused original elements of the building. In the loft conversion of the warehouse, they created a serpentine circulation corridor featuring 180 distinct dwelling unit types.
Gary Pitts is a design studio partner at Dallas-based BGO Architects.
Mockingbird Station Lofts | Location: Dallas | Architect: RTKL Associates in Los Angeles and Selzer Associates in Dallas
Year Built: 2001 | Units: 211 | Notable: The warehouse, built in the 1940s, was the birthplace of the first rotary dial telephone.