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Award of Merit in the Built Category

American Institute of Architects, Fort Worth

Fort Worth Water Gardens Improvements

As part of safety modifications to the Fort Worth Water Gardens, the Freese and Nichols design team faced this challenge: Could they modify a landscape noted for its “palpable sense of danger” yet retain its original sensibility? Could they retain Philip Johnson’s vision as they protected visitors? The qualities of water – quiet, dancing and raucous – still mesmerize at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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