Doyle Hall in Austin

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Doyle Hall in Austin

University Building Renovation and Addition, Texas – design by Specht Harpman, Architects

15 Apr 2017

Doyle Hall

Architect: Specht Harpman

Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Doyle Hall

Doyle Hall

The Doyle Hall renovation and the New Classroom Addition create a campus courtyard, which is activated by the presence of a centuries-old live oak tree, a new cafe, and a year-round mix of student and faculty spaces.

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The New Classroom Addition takes cues from the existing 1950’s building with its exposed concrete structural bays and straightforward infill panels. The New Classroom Addition creates a physical and visual link between the two existing buildings and brings students into the heart of the courtyard, “embraced” by the two parallel wings of faculty offices. The architectural strategy was to restructure the space by deploying a “stealth architecture” that does not call attention to itself, but works as a fabric binding the existing elements together and allowing them to be seen and used in a completely new way.

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The architectural solution thoughtfully mixes old with new, enhances the existing buildings, and engages the landscape, while providing a place of learning, study and fellowship to all students and faculty.

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Doyle Hall – Building Information

Architect: Specht Harpman – Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Sarah Gamble, Erica Quinones, Brett Wolfe
Client Representative: Benz Resource Group
MEP Engineering: Energy Engineering Associates
Structural Engineering: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Civil Engineering: Urban Design Group
Landscape Architecture: Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with RVI Inc.
Contractor: VRW Construction Company

Project size: 33,250 sf
Completion: 2009
Awards: 2010 AIA Austin Honor Award

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Key Materials
Cement Panels: American Fiber Cement Corporation – Natura Pro
Aluminum Louvers: Austin American Awning
Poured-in-place Concrete: Texas Tilt-Wall Inc.
Windows / Glazing: Anchor Ventana Inc. / Kawneer / PPG Solarban 60

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Doyle Hall in Austin images / information received 14 April 17


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