Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Merriman Associates/Architects 2010 Grand Design Concept

Merriman Associates / Architects is located in downtown Dallas just across from the Akard Street DART station. Below is their newly released concept visualization of the Dallas Grand Hotel and surrounding Main Street Garden park. The Dallas Grand, formerly the Statler Hilton Hotel,was put on the 2008 list of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This video showing the rendering of the hotel lobby and rooms are a hopeful sign that Merriman & Associates are bidding for the job of restoring the once majestic hotel to it's former glory.


  1. In order for anyone to win a contract to renovate it the building would need to be owned by someone willing to renovate it. Unless it was sold recently the current owners are a foreign company, I believe it's Japanese, who have no plans to renovate and have declined offers to sell it. I hope this gorgeous historic building will eventually get the renaissance it deserves. It could be so great.

  2. I agree. From what I understand it's changed ownership a couple times over the past 5 years and the current owners are just sitting on it despite the millions + it's taken to keep it up to code...

    We need some owners with guts, AND vision for what this building could be if they just invested. Easy for me to say it's not my money.