NorthPark Center Expansion


Dallas, Texas


1,300,000 sq. ft.

Design Architect


NorthPark Center, originally opened in 1965 by Raymond Nasher, is the largest shopping mall in Texas in terms of gross leasable. The facility more than doubled in size during a $92 million expansion completed by Datum and a creative design team of top Dallas firms.

The expansion’s design reflected the facility’s existing architecture, but on a grand and modern scale. Many ambitious structures were created during the renovation due to unique situations. The expansion included more than 25 new stores, a food court, and a sculpture garden. Cast-in-place concrete, post-tension concrete, masonry and steel construction were all incorporated. The central common area is cast-in-place concrete which resists the lateral loads. The second floor retail areas are created from composite steel framing connected to the central common area. This was a design that scheduled trades in an efficient fast track manner.