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City of Plano, Texas

Tom Muehlenbeck Center

Project Description

The new recreation and aquatic center in the City of Plano, Texas, (population 240,000) includes a gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, arts and crafts studio, pre-school program area, fitness center with dedicated children’s fitness space, elevated track, group exercise studio, an 8-lane 25-yard competition pool and both indoor and outdoor leisure pools. The Center is located in a city park with a creek bisecting the site which influenced the design. The architecture incorporates native limestone and heavy timbers to reflect a contemporary Texas ranch style. Moody Nolan serves as the recreation planner and designer with Brinkley Sargent as the Architect of Record.

Project Stats


Plano, Texas

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Design Award

Innovative Architecture and Design Award, Recreation Management

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