ArtCentre of Plano
Having been commissioned to restore an 1892 building in Historic Downtown Plano, CaCo Architecture rebuilt the entire east façade of the building which failed because of adjacent street improvements. The façade was reconstructed to match the period building and the building’s interior was adapted for use as a gallery and flex space for the use of the ArtCentre of Plano. Comprised of two separate buildings joined through the existing masonry walls, the ArtCentre of Plano contains two gallery spaces separated by the mechanical core which houses HVAC units, the restrooms and a catering kitchen for the diverse functions held at the center. The adjacent building houses the administrative offices and classrooms on the second floor of the facility. The campus also included a community theatre. As a part of our project scope, a new elevator was incorporated into the existing main buildings.
The design of the main gallery resulted in an exciting space with surprising volumes considering the historic nature of the original building. The open spaces and sophisticated finish palette facilitated the flexibility needed by the ArtCentre of Plano and its transformation into a vibrant gallery in Plano’s Historic Downtown.
As a part of the Services provided to the Owner, CamargoCopeland Architects performed feasibility studies, in conjunction with the Owner, developed the program for the facility, and provided 3-D imaging for the Owners use in fundraising.