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Langford Architecture Center

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1977, HKS
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Established in 1905, the College of Architecture is the oldest in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, with nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The curriculum in architectural engineering was developed by Frederick E. Giesecke, a graduate of A&M in 1886 at age seventeen who received his architecture degree from MIT in 1904. Designed by Jack R. Yardley, class of 1958, the center's bush-hammered Brutalist aesthetic reflects the influence of Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles's Boston City Hall (1968), with rising floors projecting dramatically outward, creating deep shadows over the strong forms.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Langford Architecture Center", [College Station, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 111-112.

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