As Irving builds up the Las Colinas Urban Center to cater to young professionals, a group of interior designers recently finished work on the new Alexan Urban Center, which caters to that demographic. The key: Create a culture. The amenities of the luxury apartment community — from the dog park to the pet wash to the electric car charging stations — speak to the young professional lifestyle, while the mustang-inspired murals and contemporary furnishing hint to a Las Colinas culture, said Ann Svenstrup, design director of Faulkner Design Group and project lead on designing the Alexan Urban Center. “We wanted to design a property that matched the energy and livelihood of Las Colinas while also incorporating a sense of its local culture,” Svenstrup said.

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