UT Austin Main Building

Austin, Texas

Architexas served as the Historic Preservation Architects and produced a Feasibility Study for Exterior Restoration and Rehabilitation of the 1936 Main Building at the University of Texas. French architect Paul Philippe Cret designed this Spanish Renaissance style architectural masterpiece that is the central feature of the 40-acre historic campus that he master planned. As part of the feasibility study, Architexas conducted historic research, an existing facilities survey of the exterior building envelope (including the clock, bell, and observation level of the tower), exterior ADA and building code analysis, developed a recommended maintenance plan, and produced an estimate of probable cost for exterior envelope restoration and rehabilitation.

The primary goal of the study was to determine the project scope of work needed to repair, restore, and rehabilitate the building exterior and to develop a cost for this work. Once the study was completed and an overall project cost was developed, Architexas worked with the University to develop a phasing strategy that was categorized by priority and associated work. The study was completed in March 2010.

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