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Texas A&M Performing Arts Center


Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Performing Arts Center, Corpus Christi client

The Texas A&M University System

architect of record

Cotten Landreth Kramer Architects &

design architect


masonry units :

D’Hanis Brick & Tile Co.;

masonry wall assemblies :

cast stone :



D’Hanis Brick & Tile Co.; membrane roofing :

Johns Manville; specialty doors : Horton Glass & Door; glass : Viracon; glazed curtainwall : EFCO; metal ceilings : MK Marlow Co.; wood flooring :

Associates contractor

r e s o u r c e s precast architectural concrete : Redondo Manufacturing;

Holzman Moss Architecture


Bauer Sport Floors; acoustical treatments : MK Marlow Co. 4

Cadence McShane Corp. Bottino Grund Architects (design sub-consultant);

Jaster-Quintanilla (structural); Shah Smith & Associates (MEP); Shiner Moseley & Associates (civil); Jaffe Holden Acoustics (acoustical); Fisher Dachs Associates (theater); PSI (geotechnical engineer); Hunt Construction Group (cost estimating) photographer


Hester + Hardaway


Taking advantage of the project’s scenic location along

fering an intimate setting even when the hall isn’t full and

Corpus Christi Bay, Holzman Moss Architecture of New

allowing the stage end of the lower balcony to double as

York City, the design architect for the team, designed the

chorus seating. The hall’s exterior is an inverted conical

Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University – Corpus

form faced in precast concrete to match other buildings

Christi to offer stunning views as well as first-rate acous-

on campus. Brick support spaces also complement the

tics. Completed in 2005, the $14 million concert hall

surrounding architecture, and a single large roof extends

seats 1500 on three levels for a variety of student and

beyond the hall to provide an outdoor shelter. The lobby

professional productions. Designed mainly for acousti-

features a greenroom for smaller gatherings, and its 50-ft

cal music, the shape of the walls inside the concert

glass walls open onto a panoramic view of the bay and

hall ensures superior sound quality, aided by overhead

Corpus Christi’s downtown skyline.

reflectors and variable acoustic curtains to tune the


jeanette wiemers

ground Floor plan 1 lobby 2 auditorium 3 support 4 restrooms 5 mechanical building

room for different performances. Seating on both upper balconies surrounds the entire lower level, a design of-

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Texas Architect July/Aug 2007: Luxury