T h e U n i v e r s i t y o f T e x a s at Au s t i n M a s t e r P l a n
Even with the prominent color and texture in the brick and roof tile of Sutton Hall, Cass Gilbert chose to use strong applied color as well. Far from being trendy or dated as color is sometimes feared to be, the bright ochres, blues, greens and yellows have kept the building lively and full of interest for almost a century.
The bright orange doorway of the Texas Union emphasizes, even from a long distance away, where this important functional element is located. The use of strong color adds an appropriate, welcoming and upbeat feeling to this recreational building.
University of Texas at Austin Campus Master Plan, Fall 2012