Parkwood Lofts • Location: Dallas • Developer: Parkwood Development • Architect: Ron Wommack • Built: Mid-1950s to 1960s • Renovated: 1990s • Buildings: 12 • Notable: The Parkwood Lofts comprise 12 projects completed between 1991 and 1997. All were existing properties in a two-block area of the Knox-Travis neighborhood that the architect reinterpreted. Originally all named Parkwood Lofts, the projects eventually were given separate names as they Womack were completed. The project shown is Parkwood 5.
Courtesy Ron Wommack Architect Parkwood Lofts • Location: Dallas • Developer: Parkwood Development • Architect: Ron Wommack • Built: Mid-1950s to 1960s • Renovated: 1990s • Buildings: 12 • Notable: The Parkwood Lofts comprise 12 projects completed between 1991 and 1997. All were existing properties in a two-block area of the Knox-Travis neighborhood that the architect reinterpreted. Originally all named Parkwood Lofts, the projects eventually were given separate names as they Womack were completed. The project shown is Parkwood 5.

In the 1990s, a local Dallas developer commissioned Ron Wommack to prepare designs for the ­renovation of a group of 1950s- and 1960s-era apartments. Parkwood 5 was one of the first to be built. Some of the units’ original plumbing fixtures and steel pipes were acquired from a salvage yard to create the building’s signature columned walkways. Most impressive is that Wommack had the artistic skills to bring an architecturally significant renovation to what would have been a basic remodel. His work remains a catalyst for the redevelopment of the Uptown neighborhood in Dallas.

—Charles R. Womack, principal in charge of design, Womack + Hampton Architects, Dallas