Teravista Wildflower Park Amenities Center

Georgetown, Texas

This community building serves as the anchor for a recent expansion of Teravista, a Planned Community south of Georgetown, Texas. Set within a neighborhood park, the structure serves as a gateway to the park and a large neighborhood pool. In addition to providing support services for the pool, the facility contains an indoor gathering room, a break room, a fitness room, and a large outdoor meeting pavilion. The dynamic butterfly roof serves as an icon for the neighborhood and is anchored by a large stone fireplace at one end, and a rain collection cistern at the other. As the amount of rainfall permits, collected rainwater is used to irrigate the landscaping around the building and pool. The architecture is a mix of historically familiar Texas gable forms connected be a series of large porches and gathering areas. Durable and low maintenance native Texas limestone, stucco, and metal roofing are selectively accented by stained wood beams and soffits. There is a distinctly contemporary and clean design to the building, yet one cannot help but feel like it has always belonged to the rolling Texas hills that surround it.