Ruth Taylor Art and Music Center, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Profile: For the renovation of Ruth Taylor Art & Music Center, portions of four distinct existing structures were gutted or selectively demolished to make way for the creation of a new, unified, single building. New concrete structures tie into relocated existing lift-slab concrete floors to make each floor level throughout the building. Kell Muñoz Architects' design for the new building also maintains a beautiful existing courtyard to the north and preserves as much of the established mature landscaping as possible. A dramatic, sky-lit, three-story lobby with balconies at the upper levels and vertical glass slots at the north and south façades makes a striking first impression as one enters the building, and knits together and organizes the three wings of the building. The west wing houses the Music Department classrooms, faculty offices, and practice facilities. The voice and data infrastructure design included practice rooms, pre-function room, art studios, offices, classrooms, digital media lab, library, concert hall, and seminar room.

 

Services: DataCom Design Group provided Information Technology and Wireless, CATV, Outside Plant communications connectivity.

 

Type: Renovation and New Construction   Size: 68,982 SF Cost:$16.4 Million