Parish Episcopal School Gymnasium

Farmers Branch, Texas

The Parish Episcopal School Gymnasium represents the first phase of an adaptive reuse program to convert I.M. Pei’s 1982 Exxon/Mobil Research Facility into a private school. This first intervention moderates the scale of the existing building, while creating a new youthful and invigorating addition to the campus. The curving wall reveals entrances to athletic facilities within the building, and addresses the outdoor athletic fields. Minimizing the roof structure allows a translucent clerestory, providing glare-free daylighting for the gymnasium interior, creating an uplifting new interior space.