WORK Architecture Company (WORKac), headquarted in New York, has recently opened an office in Dallas, formed in partnership with Douglas Hildinger AIA. WORKac is a full-service architectural firm founded by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood.
WORKac’s recently completed projects include the installation ‘Public Farm 1’ at PS1/MoMA and, the new headquarters for Diane von Furstenberg; current work includes the new Kew Gardens Hills Library in Queens, the extension of the Clark Art Institute at Mass MoCA, and a new Children’s Museum for the Arts. In addition, WORKac’s entry for the redesign of Hua Qiang Bei Road, Shenzhen, was recently took first place in an international competition.
Hildinger, a Dallas native, originally from Dallas, received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from Columbia University, where he met Dan Wood. Hildinger’s portfolio in Texas include major projects for the City of Dallas, residencies at Kessler Woods and White Rock Lake, and many private schools throughout the state. All three partners of WORKac Dallas reconnected as members of the team working on the master plan of the Dallas Arts District in 2002; Wood and Andraos while working with Rem Koolhaas and Hildinger as the design director of Hillier Architecture’s Dallas office.
WORKac Dallas celebrated the opening today with a display of the firm’s work at “Retrospect,” AIA Dallas’ annual exhibit of local architects. Retrospect will through 11 April at NorthPark Center, Dallas.