Nash Hardware The 108-year-old Nash Hardware Building is now the first all-girls school in Fort Worth.

DALLAS—In contrast to the highly publicized construction boom, some of the most intriguing and impactful projects in the last few years have been rooted in repurposing existing—often older and smaller—building stock through adaptive reuse and historic renovation. Increasingly, Texas developers and architects are choosing sustainable building options in lieu new construction, and finding worth and creating value in old structures in the process.