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Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

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2005, Richter Architects and Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The institute sets aside connections to earlier campus designs, except for the buff brick theme. Positioned at the western entrance to the campus, the three-story interdisciplinary laboratory/office complex extends in a linear configuration along an east–west axis to make the most of the northern light filtering in from the bay. Conference rooms with ocean views in a separate one-story wing with twisted walls, much like a hyperbolic paraboloid, are designed to entice visitors to partake of the institute's mission to advance the sustainable use and conservation of the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies", [Corpus Christi, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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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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