AIA Dallas’ Unbuilt Design Award Winners: Gensler Reimagines the Frisco Public Library

Gensler lays out its plans to take the more than 140,000-square-foot space and turn it into a unique adaptive reuse endeavor.

At the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 Unbuilt Design Awards, unbuilt projects by Dallas architects were put on display. Three designs won awards—read about the other two winners here and here—out of 42 entries from 30 local firms.

Look inside Gensler’s plans for Frisco Public Library, which the judges thought was exciting. The firm hopes to plan an “adaptive reuse endeavor” for the huge space.

“I loved how the Blackland Prairie site history played into the design and can be seen in the façade’s response to site,” Jesus Robles, Associate AIA and one of the judges, said of the project. “The element of adaptive reuse to this typology incorporates an important and challenging aspect that this project addresses, weaving the larger conversation of site, history, and context throughout design.”

Photos courtesy of AIA Dallas.

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