2016 Texas ASLA Professional Merit Award
Design Constructed - Institutional Corporate or Commercial
The planned demolition and reconstruction of "Old" Northrup Hall, located at the geographic center of the campus, provided the opportunity to give the campus a heart, and adorn that heart with an element already dear to Trinity students and alumni, Miller Fountain. The fountain, funded by C.W. Miller in memory of his wife Eugenia, had enjoyed a place of prominence along Stadium Drive, the campus' front door, and was steeped in Trinity tradition. The lack of a campus heart, and the Miller Fountain tradition formed the basis for a new campus plan and guided the development of the new Northrup Hall.
O’Neil Ford’s environmental ethic was honored by the design team in allowing the existing majestic Live Oak trees to be shapers of the new campus and building plan. From most of the rooms inside the buildings one gets the impression of being in a tree house set high in the treetops.
The Center for the Sciences and Innovation Building, completed in 2014, houses state of the art facilities, and the courtyard contains science of its own. With a bio-swale running through the center of the courtyard and underground cisterns used for the collection and re-use of rainwater, the site demonstrates new technology can effect different aspects of our environment.
El Gouna, Egypt
San Antonio, Texas