Emergent Urbanism

, 2008

“Campus Architecture and Planning at The University of Texas”

Written by Larry Speck

From 1910 to 1942, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) built an extraordinary ensemble of buildings, transforming the university’s image from a sleepy, small-town college housed in a hodge-podge of mismatched buildings into a powerful, sophisticated institution whose campus exudes confidence and a memorable identity. During this relatively short time period, a core of 33 buildings was constructed by three different architects of significant distinction: Cass Gilbert (1910-1922), Herbert M. Greene (1910-1922), and Paul Cret (1930-1937).