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Congressman Solomon P. Ortíz International Conference Center

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2000, Richter Architects. 402 Harbor Dr.

The center heightens awareness to residents and visitors about the importance of the Port of Corpus Christi. Serving as “the missing link that connected the port with people,” in the words of David Richter and Elizabeth Chu Richter, the husband-and-wife design team, the facility invites conference attendees to enter the realm of the ship channel, an enclave heretofore seldom visited by outsiders. Housed in a 1920s cotton warehouse still exhibiting its massive cast-concrete walls, the center includes a brick-clad addition to the east, angled in plan to usher visitors from Bayfront Plaza along a tree-lined esplanade.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Congressman Solomon P. Ortíz International Conference Center", [Corpus Christi, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 241-241.

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