The Emerald


Case Study
Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas, Texas

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) of Chicago and Corgan Associates

Product: SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System and SteelBuilt Window & Door® Systems


In the 68-acre Dallas Arts District, the publicly funded Dallas City Performance Hall helps capture the artistic spirit of local drama, dance, music and production companies for city residents. Its simple elegance befits the beauty of its famous neighbors, including The Dee and Charles Wyly Theater and The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

The art venue first sets the stage for its audiences with the SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity System and SteelBuilt Window & Door® Systems from Technical Glass Products (TGP). The steel curtain wall system is typically three times stronger than traditional aluminum curtain wall systems and can use as a back mullion nearly any type of custom steel member–such as stainless steel, box, I-beams and T-shapes. This enables greater free spans, larger areas of glass and reduced frame dimensions. Compatible SteelBuilt Window & Door Systems provide a sleek, modern alternative to traditional aluminum or hollow metal steel frame doors. The result is a lyrical, delicate entrance fitting for an art venue.

For enduring beauty, the strength and durability of steel help ensure the curtain wall can withstand the high traffic levels of a shared 750-seat performance hall.

Learn more about SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity System and SteelBuilt Window & Door Systems.