Beck Receives Top Honors from Design-Build Institute of America

  • Nov 10, 2017

The Beck Group was awarded top honors from the Design-Build Institute of America.

The integrated design-build firm, headquartered in Dallas, received two, 2017 Excellence Awards at the Institute’s annual conference in Philadelphia on November 9.

Beck’s project, Shake Shack for Crescent Real Estate Equities, received the Excellence Award in the Commercial Buildings category. 1401 Lawrence, a class AA office tower for First Gulf Corporation in downtown Denver, earned the Excellence Award in the Office Building category.

The awards showcase the best in the design-build space and celebrate achievements of owners and teams in categories across horizontal and vertical construction.

“Beck helped craft our vision of revitalizing this parcel into an artfully vibrant facility,” said John MacNeil, developer of 1401 Lawrence and President of First Gulf Corporation.

Winning projects exemplified a design-build project delivery system and team structure that successfully achieves outstanding value, while also meeting design and construction quality, cost and schedule goals.

“The design-build approach was a major contributing factor in the successful project delivery,” said Austin Arnold, Vice President of Construction at Crescent Real Estate Equities.


About Shake Shack at Crescent Pavilion – Dallas, Texas

The pavilion activates the existing grove of trees, creating a space that serves as a mini park. Facing the park, the glass pavilion is transparent and dissolves the barrier between inside and out. Designed to reflect the values of Shake Shack, the materials and detailing blur the line between the park and dining room, bringing the outside in.

Located on a leftover corner of the Crescent Development, Beck created an intricate structure and finish out, despite multiple challenges: a confined space in close proximity to the existing Crescent development, a grove of mature oaks, and pedestrian-friendly uptown.


About 1401 Lawrence – Denver, Colorado

The office tower sits along Denver’s ambassador street at the entrance of the Central Business District and historic lower downtown.

Serving as downtown Denver’s new front door, the Beck-designed and Beck-built building plays a significant role in elevating the cityscape. Its glass façade provides a modern and sophisticated style, yet respectfully integrates with the area’s historic buildings.

Boasting unobstructed views of downtown and the Rocky Mountains, the ground floor features restaurant and retail, while 13 stories of office space sit atop an eight-story parking podium. The buildings LEED Gold Core and Shell Certification reflect the latest in design and construction while achieving an elevated level of environmental efficiency.