The Armour Building


Historic & Adaptive Reuse


In Construction


601 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, USA

The restoration and adaptive use to creative office space of this last existing building of the Armour and Company Packing Facility (1902) in the Fort Worth Stockyards. 

The oldest part of this international architecture style building was constructed in 1943 and then was added to in 1951, using the same style of red brick and poured in place formed concrete structural frame and half basement level. The windows and door openings flow along this linear building framed by continuous cast stone sills and lintel, and exposed structural roof beams and parapet add to its horizontal banding detail. 


This historical 50,00sft 3 story building within the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District is being sensitively converted into office space, leaving much of the buildings existing window and door openings, exterior steps and interior stairs and elevator shafts in place. The building’s existing entry steps and doorway will be framed by a new metal canopy and ADA ramp access will be added. 

A limited number of new openings are being introduced following the rhythm and sizing of the existing openings. With new steps from the lower level and its amenity garden, an ADA ramp will be incorporated into landscape to the north side of the building. 

Internally as part of the entry core a new stair and elevator and restroom are being added. The first-floor lobby will also contain a historical display telling the story of the site and this building as part of Fort Worths Stockyards History. 

Other features being added to the interior office areas are a new mezzanine floor, feature stairs, roof light well, and roof amenity deck areas with shade structures. The interior of the building will have much left uncovered with areas of the exposed brickwork, painted brick and concrete structure, including columns, concrete mezzanine, underside of concrete floors and roof, and existing stairs. 

The South and North adjacent landscape areas incorporate outdoor amenity areas for the office users with built in seating and shade from both tress and arbor structures. Thes areas and the accessing pathways to the building will use salvaged reclaimed brick and pavers found on the site. 

The ample parking area to the east of the building has access through the Main Entry gateway from E Exchange Ave. and two pedestrian gates. There will be a future secondary entry from Stockyards Blvd and a pedestrian gate. A portion of the car park has a protective roof structure, and shade trees are located throughout the rest of the fenced parking area. 

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