Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a vision for his team’s new headquarters a few years ago and began looking for someone to make his dream a reality.
Enter Jack O’Brien, the CEO and founder of O’Brien Architecture of Dallas.
O’Brien’s firm, along with other heavy hitters such as Lincoln Property Co., Gensler, Manhattan Construction and Rex Real Estate, will play major roles in the mixed-use development that includes the headquarters and a multi-use event center in Frisco at the northwest corner of Warren Parkway and Dallas North Tollway.
There are seven blocks in the 91-acre plan, simply known as A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, C-1, C-2 and C-3.
O’Brien and his team will be responsible for what is called “Block B-2.” His group is the designer for the master plan that will surround the headquarters and special events center. Gensler will be the architect and interior designer for the headquarters and multi-use event center.
“They actually selected Gensler, but five or six showed interest and submitted work,” said O’Brien, who founded his firm in 1974. “ At the same time, the master planning was being issued, who gets to help decide where things go and again, a lot of people showed interest, and we won that.”
The entire project is expected to be completed in 2016.