Sammons Center for the Arts

Dallas, Texas
The adaptive use of the 1912 “Industrial Italianate” Turtle Creek Pump Station, the City of Dallas’ oldest surviving public building and among the most highly designated buildings in Dallas, was a very important project for the City of Dallas Historic Preservation program. Architexas, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Dallas Shakespeare Festival won the project through a competition process. The adaptation of the pump station to serve rehearsal, recital, library, and historical museum/exhibit space was challenging. Maintaining flexibility while providing a wide variety of performance, exhibit and practice space was a key to the success and longevity of this adaptive use. The Sammons Center for the Arts has been a model project for similar arts facilities across the state. A building assessment was conducted in 2019 to investigate signs of deterioration. A scope of work was selected from the rehabilitation recommendations that included correction of water infiltration at the historic masonry and exterior doors.

  • Programming
  • Full architectural services
  • Adaptive use Theater design
  • Assistance with fundraising