Irving Entertainment Center
Irving Entertainment Center The Center, designed by HKS Architects, was to be located in the Las Colinas area of Irving, TX, next to the Irving Convention Center. At an overall estimated construction budget of 250 Million dollars, the center would have been the replacement tourist attraction for the City of Irving after the Dallas Cowboys moved to Arlington in 2010. IEC included a 6000 seat concert theater pictured above measuring 360,000 SF. The main concert hall of the theater would have showcased an operable ceiling that lowered or raised depending on the show and audience.In addition to the main hall venue, the complex included 8 bars and restaurants within the facility and several retail units at level 1. Some of the attached restaurants are shown below. The project design was completed and permited in 2010. The City of Irving went with a new concept in 2013.
The parking garage for the Entertainment Center was a four story 1200 space facility measuring 496,000 SF. With Speed ramps to allow for expedited valet retrieval or guest parking, the garage would have had the capacity to serve all of the Entertainment Center venues.
In addition to the theater, 8 restaurants and an additional 2 outdoor concert stages were designed for the complex and detached from the main concert hall. The venues range from 4000 to 13,000 SF and were each a different genre of the dining experience.