You are here

City of Wylie Municipal Complex

-A A +A
2011, Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture with ArchiTexas. 300 Country Club Rd.

Built on a 300-acre site west of the town center, the city hall, library, and recreational facility are organized behind a 750-foot-long serpentine limestone facade. Each of the three buildings of red D’Hanis brick (manufactured west of San Antonio) stands independently behind the immense stone facade. The facade’s rough-hewn surface is penetrated by three cylindrical forms clad in blue and green stainless steel panels to further express the several functions. The expansive shed roofs slope to the rear, where wide overhangs form covered outdoor spaces and gutters direct rainwater to big corrugated steel cisterns. Portals in the stone wall lead to dogrun spaces between the brick boxes where the actual entrances are located. The stone wall is not simply ornamental, it is load bearing and, ranging in height from 12 to 45 feet and 18 inches in depth, is braced by the curved shape (as is the curved, single-wythe brick garden wall at Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia in Charlottesville).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "City of Wylie Municipal Complex", [Wylie, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 191-191.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.