The featured projects on the following pages attest to recent investments in educational facilities around the state. A very good example is the ongoing transformation of the University of Texas at Dallas, which reached a milestone in September 2010 with the dedication of $30 million in campus enhancements designed by Peter Walker’s PWP Landscape Architecture. The UT Dallas project is the result of an ambitious program to secure its place among the world’s great universities. That objective – to gain so-called Tier One status – promises to benefit the entire DFW region by attracting start-up companies, expanding venture capital investment, and bringing high-paying jobs. As specified in its 2007 strategic plan, a major step was to “enhance the physical appearance of the campus.” Further capital improvements are underway to help recruit additional academic talent by 2020.
Design for Learning 40 An Ordered Approach UT Dallas Campus Enhancements, Richardson
PWP Landscape Architecture Kevin Sloan, ASLA
48 Teaching Tool Gloria Marshall Elementary School, Houston
SHW Group Donna Kacmar, FAIA
54 Up From the Ashes Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio
Kell Muñoz Carlos N. Moreno, AIA
60 Clearly Inviting Richland College Sabine Hall Science Building, Dallas
Perkins+Will Eurico R. Francisco, AIA
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