Liberal Arts and Humanities Building Under Construction at Texas A&M University-

Liberal Arts and Humanities Building Under Construction at Texas A&M University-College Station

03.14.11

Construction has begun on the new Liberal Arts and Humanities Building at Texas A&M University-College Station.

Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers of Minneapolis, the 107,000-square-foot, five-level academic building will house the Department of English, the Institute for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture, and the Department of Performance Studies, currently located in several buildings.

"As the first campus building devoted to arts and humanities, the Liberal Arts Building advances the University's Vision 2020 commitment for strong programs in arts and humanities," said E. Tim Carl, AIA, design principal with HGA. "Located in the Historic Core District near the History Department, the Center for Humanities Research and the Department of Visualization, the Liberal Arts building enhances interdisciplinary collaborations while elevating the humanities prominence on campus."

Overlooking the campus quad to the east and a new plaza to the west, the U-shaped building features a primary north-south rectangular volume along Spence Street, with two smaller wings extending toward the quad to form a courtyard.