Georgetown Art Center
Renovation to a Historic Fire House
With a reputation as a sleepy old town, Georgetown is an unlikely location for an art center. When first approached by the City to renovate this Texas Historical Landmark, everyone was expecting an unassuming redo of the old Fire House.
We, instead, challenged the City and residents to consider a space that showcases performance art, conceptual art, and mixed media - types of work less familiar to Georgetown.
Originally built in 1884, we blended the site's storied history as City Hall, City Jail, Georgetown Water Co., and most recently the Fire Administration building with its new programmatic functions as a gallery and studio space for teaching art.
City of Georgetown
Gary Wang, AIA, Project Designer
MJ Structures, Structural Engineers
Hendrix Consulting, MEP
Photography by Casey Dunn