Built in 1963, the Cultural Center in West Dallas got a well-deserved new lease on life. With a NCAA-regulation-size basketball court, a fitness center, and a multipurpose room with access to a full kitchen, this facility now serves more of the pressing needs of the West Dallas community. The design is a balance between old and new, the pairing of the original simple brick building and a prominent, oval building clad in aluminum. The two are pulled together visually by an eighteen-foot butterfly canopy which draws visual attention to the existing mosaic murals on the West façade; the shape of the new building pulls the visitor’s eye back to the new courtyard and the twelve-foot tall front entry to the facility. The bold forms of this design are matched by energy-saving design strategies, which allow the building to achieve the LEED Silver certification for green architecture.