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Nash Hardware The 108-year-old Nash Hardware Building is now the first all-girls school in Fort Worth.

DALLAS—In contrast to the highly publicized construction boom, some of the most intriguing and impactful projects in the last few years have been rooted in repurposing existing—often older and smaller—building stock through adaptive reuse and historic renovation. Increasingly, Texas developers and architects are choosing sustainable building options in lieu new construction, and finding worth and creating value in old structures in the process.

The Dallas office of Perkins+Will has been involved in a number of projects in Texas that demonstrate this trend toward reimagining and reworking old buildings. Some examples include transforming the defunct Highland Mall into a new campus for Austin Community College, renovating the Union Bankers Building in Deep Ellum in Dallas that sat vacant for 20 years into a boutique hotel, converting the 108-year-old Nash Hardware Building into Fort Worth’s first all-girls school: the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, repurposing the historic General Tire manufacturing building into the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative in Waco, and relocating its own offices into the renovated 111-year-old landmark Dallas High School.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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