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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.

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