106 Harwood

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB), was retained by the City of Dallas to provide Exterior Restoration for 106 Harwood located in Dallas, Texas.

Over 100 years old, the historic municipal building is clad in limestone and terra cotta ornamentation and was restored to house the University of North Texas Law School.

The structure had suffered significant deterioration of the ornate, exterior decorative elements. As a result, an extensive exterior wall remediation, interior demolition, structural stabilization, interior remodel, renovation, and tenant finish-out was required. ABB served as the prime consultant and led a multi-disciplined engineering/architectural team on this project. The project required sensitivity and adherence to Texas Historical Society’s “Period of Significance” guidelines. Critical restoration elements included all entry doors, copper chapeau, mansard roof, tile, limestone, granite and terra cotta cladding. The first phase involved repair/replacement of the 4th floor decorative terra cotta cornices and frieze elements, clay tile roofing and copper ornamentation, provision of new waterproofing for the basement and sub-basement levels, cleaning the exterior façade, historically correct window replacement, as well as ADA compliance.

Our services also upgraded MEP/cooling functions and separated metered utilities. ABB’s Principal and Senior Architect, Ken Paar, was awarded both the Craftsmanship Award and the Preservation Achievement Award by Preservation Dallas for this historically correct renovation.