Office High-Rise Planned North of Downtown

Harwood No. 15
Harwood No. 15 | Image by Harwood International

A prominent local developer is planning to build a new speculative high-rise in Dallas’ office district north of the city center.

Harwood International recently unveiled plans for the Harwood No. 15, a 23-story office tower located on Wolf Street and Harry Hines Boulevard in the 19-city block Harwood District, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Development plans for Harwood No. 15 include a conference center, modern fitness facilities, an expansive rooftop park, a ground-floor restaurant, and “spa-like amenities” such as saunas and steam rooms, per DMN.

The 340,000-square-foot office tower will be designed by Japan’s Kengo Kuma & Associates and Dallas-based Corgan, the same design team behind the 360,000-square-foot Harwood No. 14 building.

After the team’s partnership on Harwood No. 14, Oliver Barbier-Mueller, Harwood International president, forecasted another successful high-rise project in No. 15.

“Kengo Kuma & Associates, Corgan, and Harwood’s in-house teams have worked incredibly well together to bring our latest development, Harwood No. 14, to life,” said Barbier-Mueller in a statement, per DMN. “We are keeping the band together to bring the same success to our next project, Harwood No. 15.”

Each project with Harwood International has been an opportunity for the firm to strengthen its portfolio and design capabilities, according to Kuma.

“Our friendship with Harwood International has yielded a range of taller buildings that have steered us toward unexpected directions,” Kuma said in a statement, per DMN. “Each project is an effort to explore the typology using consistent horizontal or vertical motifs, looking for newness in the details, and a meaningful relationship to the surrounding city.”

While Harwood International has yet to secure tenants for the new high-rise, current tenants at the Hardwood No. 14 — which was completed in June 2023 — include S2 Capital, Haynes Boone, and O’Melveny & Myers.

The Dallas Express reached out to Hardwood International to learn more about the upcoming project but did not hear back by press time.

Commercial development is a crucial part of the city’s long-term growth plans. However, achieving accelerated commercial permitting times is still an issue for Dallas’ Development Services Department under City Manager T.C. Broadnax, who has fallen short in his attempts to fix the permitting process, as reported by The Dallas Express.

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