Garland Downtown Square

Garland, Texas
Architexas assisted studio outside with the master planning and design of architectural destinations within the Garland downtown park.

The historically significant location at the center of the Garland’s historic downtown sought to bring vitality back to a formally underutilized town square. An extensive master planning process determined the goals and character for a destination community asset. Architexas focused on the design of custom light fixtures along a promenade that embody movement through the space by their form and use of lighting. A custom Pavilion terminates the promenade for an audio visual enable multi-use small performance venue. Color and pattern of the roof is centrally hung amongst a circular “eye” with custom lighting.

The last and most significant destination structure is the Observation Tower. Designed to inspire whimsy and exploration, the circular second level is supported on angled posts and connected with an elliptical stair. Tubular guardrail appears to float the perimeter with hints of color on the interior surface. Colorful circular roof “pods” are reminiscent of a tree and repeat a custom perforated pattern within each leaf.

**Renderings by studio outside (**

  • Full Architectural Services
  • Construction Administration
  • Master Planning