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Doyle Hall / Specht Harpman

  • 01:00 - 23 August, 2010
Doyle Hall / Specht Harpman
Doyle Hall / Specht Harpman, © Taggart Sorensen
© Taggart Sorensen

© Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    St. Edward's University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, United States
  • Project Team

    Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Sarah Gamble, Erica Quinones, Brett Wolfe
  • Mep Engineering

    Energy Engineering Associates
  • Structural Engineering

    Architectural Engineers Collaborative
  • Civil Engineering

    Urban Design Group
  • Landscape Architecture

    Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with RVI Inc.
  • Contractor

    VRW Construction Company
  • Area

    33250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Doyle Hall renovation and the New Classroom Addition create a campus courtyard, which is activated by the presence of a centuries-old live oak tree, a new cafe, and a year-round mix of student and faculty spaces.

© Taggart Sorensen
© Taggart Sorensen

The New Classroom Addition takes cues from the existing 1950's building with its exposed concrete structural bays and straightforward infill panels. The New Classroom Addition creates a physical and visual link between the two existing buildings and brings students into the heart of the courtyard, "embraced" by the two parallel wings of faculty offices. The architectural strategy was to restructure the space by deploying a "stealth architecture" that does not call attention to itself, but works as a fabric binding the existing elements together and allowing them to be seen and used in a completely new way.

© Taggart Sorensen
© Taggart Sorensen

The architectural solution thoughtfully mixes old with new, enhances the existing buildings, and engages the landscape, while providing a place of learning, study and fellowship to all students and faculty.

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FELIPE GOES · August 24, 2010

Very pleasant.

Specht Harpman · August 24, 2010

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Mic · August 24, 2010

I like it.

A modest and subtle interpretation of the 50s. It's 50s architecture done with a modern twist... and yet not to an extent that it distracts.

stella · August 24, 2010

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