TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE MUSIC EDUCATION BUILDING
Studio RED designed the Music Education Building to fit within the Campus Master Plan; the building becomes a part of the campus with the incorporation of original Fort Brown design elements such as arches, arcades and the brick patterns that are seen throughout, but with the unique nautilus floor plan design. The theater building stands out as a focal point for the whole campus and for the performing arts in South Texas.
- The three-level structure has spaces planned for small classes, large rehearsal halls, a performance hall and space for visual arts exhibitions.
- The facility features an 800-seat recital hall with a fully equipped stage and adjustable acoustics designed to accommodate theater, opera, dance and orchestra productions with up to 150 people on the stage simultaneously.
- The genesis of the nautilus design configuration of the building came from the need for multiple patron and student entries due to the building’s location in the center of campus and having no “back door” image, while fronting the building on the Fort Brown Resaca.
Partner Assigned: Pete Ed Garrett
Project Manager and Project Architect: Jared Wood
“They’re client-oriented. Everybody says that, but you really see that with them. On such a complicated project, they don’t just bring you a problem. They bring the solution.”
Veronica Mendez, Assistant VP for Planning & Construction, Texas Southmost College