Architectural Firm UDG Announces Spring Relocation to Richardson, Texas

UDG’s new office is designed to promote creativity, collaboration, and accommodate future growth.

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We’ve designed offices for a myriad of companies, so it’s particularly exciting to now be our own client. As a design firm, we function differently than most businesses, and our new space absolutely reflects that fact.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

Urban Design Group (UDG), a multidisciplinary architectural firm, is formally announcing plans to relocate their Dallas office to 2600 North Central Expressway in Richardson, TX.

UDG has leased 9,217 square feet of space on the 5th floor of the recently-renovated Tower 2600 building. Construction is now underway on the suite, which will be ready for occupancy early this spring.

“UDG selected Tower 2600 based on the building’s convenient location and access, recent renovations, amenities package, and their attractive leasing offers,” said Ron Armstrong, AIA, Principal with UDG. “We’ve designed offices for a myriad of companies, so it’s particularly exciting to now be our own client. As a design firm, we function differently than most businesses, and our new space absolutely reflects that fact. The openness of the layout will enhance our team’s opportunities for collaboration and creativity. The few private offices are delineated by glass walls, which are symbolic of the direct involvement of our firm’s leaders in every project and their accessibility to our team members.”

The open layout of UDG’s design will provide ample space for teamwork and will accommodate future expansion. The design takes advantage of the building’s abundant natural daylighting and extensive views. Sustainable design principles, including energy conservation and environmentally friendly systems and materials, were also employed.

Founded in 1975, UDG provides architectural, interior design, master planning, product design, and purchasing and logistics services to clients in the hospitality, gaming, higher education, corporate office, institutional, and single and multifamily housing sectors. The Dallas studio is led by Ronald D. Armstrong, AIA, Raymond R. Kahl, AIA, and John M. Novack, Jr., FAIA, and currently employs 12 full-time staff, including 5 licensed architects. The firm’s notable projects include the Galleria office complex in Atlanta, GA, Tabor Center in Denver, CO, the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Grand Californian Resort, and the San Antonio mixed-use Rivercenter development.

The Tower 2600 building is a 9-story, Class A office building with 229,307 square feet of space located near North Central Expressway and the President George Bush Turnpike. UDG was represented in the lease by Allen Cantwell of Dalmont Cantwell Company. The owner of the building, Champion Partners Ltd., was represented by Chuck Sellers and Jeff Wood of Peloton Commercial Real Estate. The selected contractor for the build-out of the interior space is Crocker and Reynolds Construction.

About Champion Partners Ltd.:

Based in Dallas, Texas, Champion Partners is a privately-owned real estate investment and development firm with a focused opportunistic and value-creation strategy primarily within the office, industrial and land sectors in Texas. Founded in 1991, Champion has developed a reputation for being able to implement successful investment strategies at the very beginning of a particular market cycle or trend. The firm has consistently demonstrated its ability to adapt investment strategies to monetize asset values and exit/sell as certain cycles and trends mature, while simultaneously shifting into new and emerging opportunities. Champion’s investment and development expertise includes an asset base valued in excess of $2.0 billion.

About Dalmont Cantwell Partners:

Dalmont Cantwell Company, a leader in corporate real estate services, represents corporate tenants on a national and local basis with respect to strategic planning, portfolio / lease administration, research and site selection. Since 1983, Dalmont Cantwell Company has been an aggressive competitor representing office, industrial, and retail clients and provides its corporate real estate services throughout the United States through strategic alliance partners. For more information on Dalmont Cantwell Company, please visit http://www.DalmontCantwell.com.

About Peloton Commercial Real Estate:

Peloton Commercial Real Estate is a Dallas based, full service, real estate services firm strictly focused on providing exceptional service to owners of commercial real estate in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Founded in 2002, the Peloton portfolio has grown to include more than 18.8 million square feet of leased and/or managed properties. For more information, please visit http://www.pelotonrealty.com.

About Crocker and Reynolds Construction:

Crocker & Reynolds Construction is a commercial general contractor specializing in interior finish work. The company has been in business for over 29 years, successfully completing over 3,000 projects of all types and sizes including commercial office, warehouse, industrial, retail, build-to-suit, and healthcare facilities. For more information, please visit http://www.crocker-reynolds.com.

About UDG:

UDG offers architectural, interior design, master planning, product design, and purchasing and logistics services to its worldwide clientele from studios in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX. A market leader in the application and advancement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), UDG's personnel work on a wide range of projects from hospitality, resort, and gaming projects to corporate office, university facilities, and urban mixed-use developments.

In the firm's 38-year history, UDG has completed more than $6 Billion in projects worldwide. The firm has received more than 80 design excellence awards and honors and 15 design competition awards, and has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper pieces and design resource books. For more information, please visit http://www.urbandesigngroup.com.


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