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Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

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1947 established. 6300 Ocean Dr., Ward Island

Located on a 240-acre windswept island at the entrance to Oso Bay, a lesser inlet off the greater Corpus Christi Bay, the 8,600-student campus was incorporated into the Texas A&M system in 1993. The campus of its predecessor, Corpus Christi State University, designed by Caudill Rowlett Scott, was planned along a pedestrian axis with covered walks linking buildings that enclosed courtyards protected from the coastal wind and sun. The island also includes a complex of buff brick buildings inherited from the nearby U.S. Naval Air Station.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi", [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, 249-249.

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