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O'Brien & Associates is an award winning commercial architecture firm with completed projects nationwide. The firm has been in business for 32 years, and has grown steadily to 80 employees and offices in Dallas, Chicago, Denver and East Hanover, N.J. One of the keys to success has been repeat business. O'Brien has retained some of the most prominent clients in the industry including: Regency Centers, Lincoln Property Company, General Growth Properties, Continental, Archon, Transwestern and MG Herring.

Our corporate culture reflects a commitment to customer service, quality work, professionalism and respect for our employees. Because of this commitment we have been able to retain some of the best talent in the profession.

The firm is currently working mostly on large-scale mixed-use properties throughout the country including The Shops at Highland Village, a 380,000-square-foot high-end town center project in Highland Village, Tex., High Street, a 320,000-square-foot town center in historic Williamsburg, Va. and City Lights, a large-scale retail and residential project in downtown Dallas. We are also the architect of record for the major buildings of Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge, La. This is a 1.5 million square -foot town center designed by DDG.

The Shops at Highland Village contains a bookstore, a theater, and high-end shops. The plan is an urban grid, with a two-entry bookstore in the center. The north entry faces a public space surrounded by restaurants and a theater. The south entry faces a more formal space with a reflecting pool and a way-finding obelisk.

City Lights is an urban mixed-use project containing 120,000 square feet of retail, a 41,000-square-foot health club, 770 apartment units and 2,200 parking spaces. The project is located on the east side of Central Expressway, adjacent to downtown Dallas. An urban grid trisects the project. All shops front on the internal streets. Three apartment towers begin above the retail parking. Residential parking is below grade.

Contact Info

O'Brien & Associates
5310 Harvest Hill Road
Suite 136
Dallas, TX 75230

Phone: 972.788.1010

Fax: 972.788.4828


Size of Firm: 80 people

Year Established: 1974

Key Contact:
Patrick O'Brien,

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