Arlington Urban Design Center
Established in 2009, the Arlington Urban Design Center is a partnership between CAPPA and the City of Arlington.
Located at City Hall, graduate students from CAPPA work closely with City staff at the AUDC to provide urban design solutions and innovative ideas at no cost to Arlington residents, neighborhoods and business owners.
Projects in Progress
Arlington Convention Center Terrace and Registration Desk Design
The Arlington Convention Center has a “million dollar view” of Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but few currently enjoy the view on the south-facing terrace. The AUDC is designing a shade structure that will help block the sun and make the terrace, and view, more appealing. The AUDC is also redesigning an existing ticket window area in the Center’s main lobby to create a more modern and efficient registration desk.
College Hills Park Landscape and Amenity Improvement Plan
Working with a local developer and the Arlington Parks Department, the AUDC is creating an improvement plan for College Hills Park, a small neighborhood park located southwest of UTA’s campus. The plan will include a northern gateway to connect the park to adjacent residential areas, as well as a walking trail with exercise stations, barbeque areas, and more benches to promote more use of the park.
North Center Street Townhomes: Site Plan and Design
An Arlington developer asked the AUDC to develop a site plan, façade design, and floor plans for a townhome infill development on Center Street, just north of downtown. The site plan addresses the small property size to allow sufficient pedestrian and vehicular flows, parking, and landscaping. The design also illustrates building massing and façade details in keeping with the existing context of the neighborhood.
Arkansas Lane Historic Cemetery: Landscape and Wayfinding Plan
For the Arlington Historic Cemetery on West Arkansas Lane, the AUDC created a site plan highlighting a new front entry gate, signage, landscaped areas with native plants, a tree allée, and walking path to enhance access through the site. Historic markers were included in the site plan to provide educational opportunities for visitors and to appropriately recognize this historically significant resource.
Arlington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: Interior Design
Arlington’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, located just east of the Globe Life Stadium, asked the AUDC to change the function and update the design of their interior space. The designs illustrate how the first floor visitor center could be converted into a reception area and conference room for large meetings, as well as updates to the second floor offices and conference room. The AUDC proposed a new floor plan, new furniture, and a new materials palette to enhance the use and look of the space.
Downtown Arlington Management Corporation: Office Design
The Downtown Arlington Management Corporation asked the AUDC to design their new office space within the Urban Union redevelopment, at Front Street and East Street in downtown Arlington. The design integrates casual meeting areas, flexible work stations, a conference room, and storage, preserving the industrial aesthetic of the original building.
PinnStation Business Incubator and Co-Work Space: Interior Design
The Pinnacle Corporation, located at Abram Street and Mesquite Street in downtown Arlington, is creating new business incubator and co-work spaces. The business incubator includes a large common area that could be used for working, presentations, and receptions, many small office spaces, and an exterior courtyard. The co-work space includes a common work area, conference rooms, and a small kitchen. Designs produced by the AUDC enhance functionality of the many spaces, while unifying them through a consistent palette of colors and materials.