UT Austin Geography Building
The University of Texas’ historic Geography Building was one of the earliest buildings designed by prominent architect Mark Lemmon during his tenure as Consulting Architect for the University. Although later than ACC’s Rio Grande Campus Main Building, there are many material and stylistic similarities. Brick masonry with stone detailing are character defining features of both structures. Attention to energy conservation, preservation of historic materials and functional contemporary design of interior spaces provide for common design approaches in each case.
Architexas was the prime Architect for the renovation and expansion of approximately 30,000 gross square feet (GSF) of existing space on four floors and 11,000 GSF of new construction. The new addition was designed to be compatible with the historic building in scale and materials while incorporating a contemporary design expression. The building provides office space for several groups in the College of Liberal Arts, including the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for African American Studies.