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Frisco Public Library

Frisco, Texas

This beautiful adaptive reuse project gives new life to a structure that once manufactured both rockets and chicken nuggets. Its future design as a public library will celebrate the ecological history of the Blackland Prairie, as well as facilitate dynamic, active learning that empowers its visitors and staff.

The space will feature multiple access points. To address the security and service challenges of a library with two access points, Gensler developed a parti reminiscent of the Dogtrot-style homes customary to the Blackland Prairie in the 19th and early 20th centuries, connecting two entries with an interior breezeway.

Ample sustainability measures integrated into the design to reduce solar impact and lower the building's energy load. The landscape design features native plants and includes bioswale water collection areas.