Trinity Park Conservancy, Request for Qualifications: 106 W Commerce St Architectural Services
Trinity Park Conservancy is seeking a visionary architect to help reimagine the former Jesse R. Dawson State Jail at 106 West Commerce Street in relation to the planned Harold Simmons Park. The 10-floor, 238,000 sq.ft. structure is located at the juncture of the Trinity River’s east levee and the Park’s central axis at Commerce Street, with unparalleled proximity to the river and levee-top. Situated within the Park’s east overlook, the building will serve as a visual anchor and hub for the Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. Once complete, Harold Simmons Park will be a 200-acre park spanning nearly one mile of the Trinity River, connecting downtown Dallas to West and South Dallas.The future of 106 W Commerce will be informed by multiple factors, including the relationship to the Park, community aspirations, and technical and financial feasibility. In addition to Park-supportive (both operationally and public-facing spaces) and civic space, the building may include commercial and/or residential uses. The selected firm will work closely with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), the landscape architect of the Park. This RFQ process is open to any qualified firm, and the Conservancy encourages firms from around thecountry and locally to respond. The full RFQ with context, scope of services, selection criteria, timelineand submission criteria/process can be found here. Submittals of the RFQ are due by Thursday, July 23.Any and all questions regarding this RFQ should be submitted by email to: email@example.com no later than July 15 at 12:00 PM CST.