Sherman Building

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Sherman Building
Denton, Texas

Although the project was new construction, the design saluted the architecture and sense of community that evolved from Denton's Historic Downtown Square. This project earned the Main Street Denton Excellence in Preservation Award in 2003.

Having grown up near the downtown square, the architect was inspired by his memories of downtown buildings and the atmosphere they generated. The original plan was to build a one story art gallery, but through corroboration with the owners, it was decided that the location called for at least two stories to provide overall symmetry to that side of the square. The brick was carefully matched to three other nearby structures and a large rotating drum was used to knock the sharp, contemporary corners off the brick to give them the look of early 20th century construction materials. The copper dome was constructed by hand in a local craftsman's backyard. Many other design elements were used to make this building a timeless anchor and landmark on Denton's square.