0008 St Edwards Trustee Hall Tim Hursley V South Facade Arc 1 3

St. Edwards Trustee Hall

Austin, TX

This academic and classroom building forms an edge, along with two historic structures designed by Nicholas Clayton, of a new central campus quadrangle for the University.
The Vision

The primary circulation to all levels of the building is external between the south facing concrete brise soleil and the brick building envelope. This creates vertically accessed public spaces activated by faculty and students throughout the course of the day. 

  • Structural

    Architectural Engineers Collaborative

  • MEP Engineering

    Aguirre Corporation

  • Civil Engineering

    Baker/Aicklen & Associates

  • Landscape Architect

    Richardson Verdoorn

  • Cost Estimation

    Rider Hunt Levett & Bailey

  • Specifications

    Eskilsson Architecture

  • Interiors

    Andersson / Wise, Holden & Dupuy

  • Photographer

    Tim Hursley

0008 St Edwards Trustee Hall Tim Hursley H Window Arc 1 2
0008 St Edwards Trustee Hall Tim Hursley V Statue 1 1

Handmade brick walls, red metal shingle roofs, and painted metal windows form the basic palette. The south façade of the building is an architectural casting of something new in the context of something old. Cast-in-place concrete provides a monolithic texture for the entry arch, drawing on the image of openings found at the entries to both Holy Cross and the Main Building.

“… the overall mood is calm and reflective, almost like a cloister, where architecture helps turn the mind inward on itself …With few exceptions, details borrowed from surrounding buildings are flattened and abstracted into something more contemporary. The monolithic south elevation, facing the center of campus, is more Kahn than Clayton.”

Architectural Record

Project Team
  • Arthur W. Andersson, FAIA

  • F. Christian Wise, AIA

  • Chris Sanders

  • Adam Pyrek

  • Vincent Moccia

  • Erlene Clark

  • Jim Moore, AIA

  • Tim Dacey

  • Jesse Coleman

  • Grant Rimbey

  • Merit Award - American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter - St. Edwards Trustee Hall

    American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter