The Mabel Peters Caruth Center, Headquarters for The Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas, Texas

The Communities Foundation of Texas is establishing a presence on North Central Expressway in Dallas with the new Mabel Peters Caruth Center. The three project goals are to provide a community meeting place, to provide offices for the Foundation and to provide incubation space for new non-profit charities as well as allied philanthropic foundations.

The 60,000 square foot building is organized around a landscaped courtyard designed for outdoor functions. The glass enclosed lobby separates the wing designed for community meetings from the two-story office wing.

The split-curved copper roof design allows morning sunlight to penetrate clerestory windows and animate the interior rooms of the two wings. Texas limestone gives the facade a permanence appropriate for this well-endowed financial institution. The patinated copper panels enliven the second story of the office wing.