Milton Powell & Partners

Mountain Creek Library
Dallas Public Library
Dallas, Texas

This 12,700 square foot branch library is located on a dramatic, sloping site near Joe Pool Lake. The library contains a large adult reading room, a youth area, staff workroom spaces, a central lobby/control point, and a community meeting room. The building is designed internally for maximum flexibility and visual control while capitalizing on the dramatic views and soft, natural, northern light. Externally, the limestone walls and standing-seam metal roof meld compatibly with the natural landscape.


  • "Guide to Dallas Architecture"
    The American Institute of Architects, 1999
    Larry Paul Fuller, Editor

    The Dallas Morning News, 2/8/1998
    Jerome Weeks, Staff Critic

Design Award:

  • Xeriscape Landscape Recognition Award, 1996
    Dallas Water Utilities