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School of Architecture

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1986, Pratt, Box, Henderson and Partners. 601 W. Nedderman Dr.

Founded in 1974, the School of Architecture and Urban Design grew so rapidly it required its own building within a decade. Located on the western edge of campus, the long, narrow building, designed by the firm founded by the school’s first director, Dallas architect Hal Box, forms a courtyard with the Fine Arts Building (1975, Parker Croston Associates) to the east. The four-story buff brick slab, which also houses art and music instruction, has a ground level arcade. Upper-story windows are deeply recessed into thick walls, with vertical metal fins providing protection from the west sun to second- and third-floor windows. Numerous linear rooftop lanterns supply reflected east light into fourth-floor studios. This is where architectural historian Jay C. Henry (1939–2005), author of Architecture in Texas: 1895–1945, taught.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "School of Architecture", [Arlington, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 225-226.

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