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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. 

Client

City of Georgetown

Project Team

Gary Wang, AIA, Project Designer

Christine Kim

Consultants

MJ Structures, Structural Engineers​

Hendrix Consulting, MEP

Photography by Casey Dunn