A captivating perspective of the fine works of architecture
found throughout the Lone Star State, City by Design Texas
presents vibrant photographs and insightful editorial about
the state’s diverse architectural fabric. This rich collection of
stunning structures by esteemed architects will impress both
industry professionals and casual readers. It affords a rare
glimpse into a variety of exquisite spaces—including some of
the state’s finest mixed-use, multifamily, religious, health care,
civic, corporate and hospitality buildings—and introduces the
people who brought them to life.
Enjoyable project anecdotes and interesting design
theories are shared by internationally renowned, forwardthinking
firms such as Gensler, Overland Partners and
PageSoutherlandPage. Architectural icons like the Texas
State Capitol, which was meticulously restored by Ford Powell
& Carson, and Lake|Flato Architects’ World Birding Center,
as well as those that have yet to be completed, such as the
HKS-designed Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, are sure to inspire.
The featured companies’ creations dot the globe, yet their
principals, many of whom are native Texans, find exceptional
satisfaction in enhancing the urban landscape of the cities in
which they live.
The expansive terrain and diverse culture of Texas have
provided an ideal setting for these architects to place their
finest work in downtown areas and in some of the state’s most
prestigious suburbs. All of the designs showcased on the
following pages have been selected for their inventive use of
both traditional and contemporary aesthetics harmoniously
tailored to the distinct locale. The grandeur of this exclusive
compilation of words, renderings and photographs captures
the uniqueness of Texas’ world-class architecture.