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Texas Exes Alumni Center in Austin by Miro Rivera Architects

 
January 24th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Miro Rivera Architects 

The addition and renovation of the Texas Exes Alumni Center represents a significant expansion to the 1980s facility, designed by Charles Moore and Richard Dodge. The project complements the architectural sensibilities of the existing building with an updated material sensibility on the interior while taking advantage of the unique siting of the alumni center in relation to both the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to the east and Shoal Creek to the west, as well as creating a strong connection to the adjacent Texas Cowboys Pavilion, also designed by Miró Rivera Architects.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miro Rivera Architects
  • Project: Texas Exes Alumni Center
  • Location: 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas, US
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Client: Texas Exes Alumni Association
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Edward Richardson
  • Team Members: Carina Coel, Bud Franck, Clayton Fry, Leland Ulmer
  • Height: 2 floors, 26′-4″
  • Area: 10,390 sf
  • Site: 0.4 acres (19,056 sf)
  • Code Occupancy: A2 3,994 sf), B (1,000 sf), F1 (938 sf), S1 (885 sf)

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

The existing loading dock and kitchen were replaced to provide a new home for alumni functions and a dedicated entry at the north end of the building. Visitors enter through a new, light-filled, double-height entry vestibule clad with cedar and mahogany siding and featuring an open stair with Texas native limestone treads.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

The interior unfolds from the entry to reveal a new Legends Room, kitchen and bathrooms on the first level, and a maple-paneled lobby and board room with clerestory illumination on the second level. The new progression ends with a simple outdoor deck positioned within the mass of the roof that provides a place of prospect for alumni to survey the iconic university clock tower, creek and stadium.

As a whole, the intervention seeks to harmonize with Moore’s original material and spatial palette while updating it with a modern twist.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

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