The Beck Group

The Beck Group is a company that provides architecture, construction, real estate development, and sustainable design and consulting, as well as finance and technology services. The company is based in Dallas, Texas and also has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Tampa.[3] The Beck Group serves a diverse range of industries, including corporate, healthcare, entertainment, religious, and education. They also provide services based on the use of their software product, DESTINI.

The Beck Group
FoundedHouston, Texas, 1912 [1]
FounderHenry C. Beck
United States
Key people
Number of employees
over 600 (nationwide, 2014)
1807 Ross Avenue in Dallas, Texas


The Beck Group was founded in 1912 by Henry C. Beck[4] in Houston, Texas as a general contractor[2] and moved its headquarters to Dallas in 1924,[1] a requirement for building the city's Cotton Exchange Building.[2]

The majority of their work throughout their history has been commercial, but realized they needed to expand beyond that.[5] In the 1990s, the construction company began adding other services, such as design and real estate development. It also acquired a UK-developed software product (Reflex) and began to develop a proprietary software, DESTINI, which would provide immediate costs for buildings as they were modeled in the schematic design phase.[6]

In 1999, under the leadership of then-CEO (present executive chairman) Henry C. Beck III, the company merged with Urban Architecture, a regional design firm.[6] In 2013, Fred Perpall took over from Beck III as the fifth CEO of the design-build firm.[7]

The company is headquartered in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas at the former Southwestern Life Insurance Building, designed by George Dahl, but announced a plan to relocate to Thanksgiving Tower in 2019.[8]



  1. ^ a b c d e "100 Years and Counting". The Beck Group. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Hall, Cheryl (October 12, 2013). "New CEO runs The Beck Group in lockstep with predecessor". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Harwell, Drew (April 19, 2013). "Top Workplaces: Beck Group cited for fostering innovation". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Greater Dallas Chamber (2000). Dallas: reflections & visions. MARCOA Pub. p. 40. ISBN 9781929933013. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Solomon, Nancy (May 27, 2008). Architecture INTL: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future. Visual Reference Publications. p. 173. ISBN 978-1-58471-162-9.
  6. ^ a b Fehrenbach, Peter (April 1, 2012). "How Peter Beck helped create a more efficient way to design and construct buildings". Smart Business. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "New CEO runs The Beck Group in lockstep with predecessor". Dallas News. October 12, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Beck Group Relocating to Thanksgiving Tower in 2019". The Beck Group. June 18, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  9. ^ "Baylor East Village". The Beck Group. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "AIA Dallas Chapter Honors 9 Projects with Built Design Awards". Dallas Innovates. October 11, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Brown, Steve (February 9, 2015). "Urban Land Institute picks finalists for North Texas commercial real estate awards". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Portfolio". The Beck Group. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  13. ^ "PCI Items Vol. 18, No. 1.pdf" (PDF).
  14. ^ "Shake Shack restaurant lands at Uptown's Crescent complex". Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "AJ-1973-10.pdf" (PDF).

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