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Connections, entry sequences, materials, and massing are just a few of the issues that come into play when architects are working within campus settings — especially those with a strong master plan and a cohesive or historic fabric. This issue explores the value of architectural diversity and creative responses to context. The discussion begins with a series on the three presidential libraries in Texas. Located on university campuses, the libraries all respond to their academic settings in unique ways. Connection is a driving element of the other projects presented — a business school, museum, student center and dining hall, and race track. All strive to tie their respective campuses closer together with individual design statements.

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It’s George, Not Georgian George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas

Bold Moves Business Leadership Building, Denton

Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Polshek Partnership (now Ennead Architects) with Jacobs Engineering Group

Michael Malone, AIA

62 A Quiet, Stately Statement George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station


Thomas Hayne Upchurch, AIA

68 Not A Little Cozy Affair Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, Austin

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Design Architect, 1966–67) and Overland Partners (Design Architect, 2009) with ARCHITEXAS

Al York, AIA

Audrey Maxwell, Assoc. AIA

80 The Blaffer Reworked Blaffer Art Museum, Houston

WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) (Design Architect) and Gensler (Architect of Record)

Ronnie Self

86 Completing the Circle St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin

Andersson-Wise Architects

Brett Koenig Greig

94 A Vocabulary of Speed Circuit of the Americas Grand Plaza, Austin360 Amphitheater, Observation Tower, and Main Grandstand, Austin

Miró Rivera Architects

Aaron Seward

11/12 2013

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Texas Architect November/December 2013: Campus Architecture