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Presented by the Texas Masonry Council

Wang Architects is delighted to announce that our project, the Doug Smith Performance Center, was awarded the Design Excellence Award from the Texas Masonry Council. 
In today’s crazy world, the Palace Children’s Theater provides a safe space for kids to grow into their own. The building seeks to capture views of the San Gabriel River, just one block away. By overlapping two simple volumes, a second-floor terrace delivers these views. A tree-lined panorama provides backdrop to the third-floor dance studio, and a black box theater anchors the ground floor. As a nod to the Art Deco style of the original Palace Theater, stone steps up like a marquee at the street corner. Aluminum angles create a rhythm across the building envelope. 
Selected from a variety of projects in the Central Texas area, our work was chosen for its ingenuity and excellence in design. Principal Gary Wang accepted the award on Friday June 17th, pictured above. Wang Architects is honored to have been recognized.


The Palace Theatre

Project Team

Gary Wang, AIA, Principal

Zicheng Xu

Sonam Tsering

Michael Deere


MJ Structures, Structural Engineers

Bay + Associates, MEP

Matkin Hoover, Civil Engineer

Mark Word Design, Landscape

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