||McAllen, Texas, Public Library
||15,000 sq. ft.
6mm Steel City Silver Mica
|Year of Installation:
||Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects – McAllen, Texas
||Bowman Distributing Co.
San Benito, Texas
||Barcom Construction, Inc.
Corpus Christi, Texas
||John Gates, AIA, Bob Simpson, AIA, Nicole Gates
The new McAllen, Texas, Public Library – which opened on the site of a vacant Walmart in December 2011 – was envisioned by city officials from the start of architectural bidding to include environmentally friendly features. But, from the perspective of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects in McAllen, no design could be more environmentally conscious than adaptively reusing the former “big box” retail store, saving approximately 130,000 square feet of building demolition debris from being sent to the local landfill.