Preservation Dallas’ 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards is paying a special tribute to Merriman Anderson/Architects, Inc. (MAA) for their contributions to, and support of, historic preservation in Dallas.

The 20th annual awards ceremony will be held on May 15th in the Carlisle Room at the 1931 art deco Lone Star Gas building. More information about the event can be found at www.preservationdallas.org.

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Tower Petroleum Building

Preservation Dallas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the city’s historic buildings, neighborhoods and places. Each year Preservation Dallas hosts an Achievement Awards ceremony to recognize Dallas’ residential and commercial historic preservation projects along with the individuals who are committed to making Dallas a better place to live by promoting its architectural heritage. David Preziosi, Executive Director of Preservation Dallas, stated, “Preservation Dallas is pleased to recognize Merriman Anderson/Architects at the 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards Honoree for their incredible body of work in the rehabilitation of many of the iconic historic buildings in downtown Dallas.”

“Our firm is committed to contributing to the resurgence of downtown Dallas and preserving the city’s finest historic buildings,” said Merriman Anderson/Architects Founder and President Jerry Merriman, AIA. “We are proud to be honored by Preservation Dallas for our work and look forward to continuing to preserve the city’s history and culture through architecture and the built environment.”

The Statler exterior

The Statler

MAA has the largest body of preservation design work in the city. With each project, MAA is committed to preserving the character-defining features of the building. The firm is responsible for the restoration of 23 historic buildings in Downtown Dallas over the last 17 years and is responsible for a large portion of the buildings that have been preserved when looking at Dallas’ skyline.

Among these projects are the two largest redevelopments in downtown Dallas’ history, the $255 million renovation of The Statler and the $350 million renovation of the 52-story, 1.5 million square-foot former First National Bank tower, 1401 Elm. The 1401 Elm building is the largest renovation and abatement project in the state of Texas and one of the largest skyscraper conversions in the United States. MAA is also responsible for the oldest building renovation in downtown Dallas, the historic Dallas High School originally built in 1907 and a quintessential part of Dallas’ history.

Additional Dallas historic projects include Lone Star Gas Lofts, Tower Petroleum Building, Butler Brothers Building, LTV Tower, Gulf States Building, Continental Building and 1712 Commerce, among many others.

MAA has won a total of 16 Preservation Dallas awards and five State of Texas preservation awards over the years for their work on iconic projects in the city. The firm is an industry leader in historic renovation projects and new mixed-use projects in Dallas and across the country. Recently the firm was honored by the Texas Historical Commission with the Award for Excellence in Historic Architecture and received AIA Dallas’ 2017 Firm of the Year Award.

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