University of North Texas at Dallas Law School

Dallas, Texas

The University of North Texas School of Law is in the planning phase of its proposed new facility at the Old Dallas Municipal Building in the heart of downtown. The historic building is significant both for its beautiful 1914 Beaux Arts design and for the dramatic events that unfolded there in 1963 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Over a 48-hour period, accused gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was displayed to the world in what was the unprecedented live television coverage, up to and including his murder by Jack Ruby in the basement parking area. The Law School seeks to adapt the building for use as a state-of-the-art educational facility while respecting historically-significant elements from both periods. Stantec Architects is the Architect of Record for the project, with Architexas serving as Preservation Architect with the responsibility of guiding the university and project team through the restoration process and the rigorous historic permitting process for this significant State Antiquities Landmark.