• RiverLegacy_01
  • RiverLegacy_02
  • RiverLegacy_03
  • RiverLegacy_11
  • RiverLegacy_08
  • RiverLegacy_04
  • RiverLegacy_05
  • RiverLegacy_10

1996 | Arlington, Texas | Public Science Center | 12,000 sq ft | $4 million

A child’s fort found deep within the Texas woods became Jones Studio’s inspiration for the River Legacy Parks Living Science Center. Constructed from only what the forest provided, the fort was the essence of sustainability. Jones Studio followed this notion, by constructing the building almost completely out of recycled and salvaged materials, and creating a space that educates children on the importance of our ecosystem.


Awards

1999

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
Citation Award

1999

American Institute of Architects – Western Mountain Region
Merit Award

1998

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
APS Energy Award

1996

American Institute of Architects – Central Texas Chapter
Citation Award

1996

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Eagle Award of Excellence (Highest National Award for Excellence)

1996

“Best of Dallas” Dallas Observer Newspaper
Best New Architectural Achievement

Publications

Books:

1999

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
Guide To Dallas Architecture

Magazines:

2003

EL HORCON (Bolivia) – June

Newspapers:

1996

“Best of Dallas” Dallas Observer Newspaper Arlington, Texas – September
Best New Architectural Achievement