Wylie Municipal Complex Wylie, Texas
The City of Wylie Municipal Complex combines all city offices, a municipal recreation center, and the public library. It represents the community's unwavering commitment to a facility that vastly expands citizens' access to services, information, programs, and its city government.
City of Wylie
43,000 SF Municipal Complex
46,000 SF Recreation Center
44,000 SF Library
The expanded programs and services are organized into three buildings connected by a continuous 770-foot-long Texas-limestone wall. Each building is punctuated by distinct shapes that create special rooms for the City Council Chamber, the library teen center, a quiet reading room, and an extension of the indoor running track.
The variety of shapes makes intimate areas for the community within the overall expansive facility. Light permeates the Wylie Municipal Complex, highlighting the facilities’ multiple functions and variety of spaces.
Organizing each of three component buildings is a clerestoried spine that delineates activities organized along the north stone wall from the south-facing areas that open up to the large porch under the buildings expansive roof overhang. Along the library’s perimeter, individual reading areas are lit during the day by large windows in the masonry walls; at night, by large pendant fixtures that create intimate pools of warm, bright light in that immerses one in all the diverse material offered by the library.
Texas Masonry Council: Golden Trowel Award, 2011
Brick in Architecture Award: Best in Class, 2012
Dallas Fort-Worth Metropolitan Area Park and Recreation Association (DMAPRDA): Innovation Award for Facility Design and Construction, 2012
Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS): Recreation Facility Design Excellence Award, 2013
Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE): Awards Program, 2015