1700 McKinney from the Amazing Cities coloring book by Gensler.

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Texas Architects, Designers Release “Amazing Cities” Coloring Book Series

If wanderlust is calling your name, the global design firm Gensler is here to help through the art of architecture and color.

The Dallas County Records Building, 1700 McKinney, and the Frisco Public Library are just a few local landmarks highlighted in an online coloring book designed by Texas architects and designers.

Today, Gensler’s Texas offices released a coloring book series, titled “Amazing Cities,” a free activity aimed to provide a peek into the architectural process while also serving as a creative escape and inspiration for kids, students and coloring aficionados alike.

“In the wake of recent COVID-19 events, we’ve been channeling our creative energy into finding a way to educate and inspire people of all ages during these challenging times,” said Gerardo Gandy, Associate AIA, AIGA, at Gensler, who spearheaded the idea for the series. “We hope this series allows the public, especially young minds, to use their creativity and imagination, and that it extends the spirit of our firm and the passion that we share for our practice to our friends, clients, and community.”

Other cities highlighted in the books include Austin, Houston, and San Antonio

The coloring book series is available for free download in two volumes: “Amazing Cities” and “Amazing Cities Kids,” which together, feature nearly 200 pages of Gensler projects, designs, and sketches.

Each volume can be downloaded digitally for paperless coloring on a phone, laptop or tablet. A printable option is also available; however, the firm encourages printing only the pages you intend to color to conserve paper.

“Our Firmwide leaders challenged us to think of ways to creatively reach out to our communities,” said Ellyn Wulfe, South Central Regional Community Impact Leader at Gensler. “This was a simple, yet different, way of doing what we do best, in the hopes of bringing enjoyment, enlightenment, and relaxation, from our homes to yours.”

You can download the coloring books by clicking here for “Amazing Cities” and here for the children’s version.

 

 

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