TAMU Soil & Crop

Project Name

TAMU Soil & Crop

Square Footage:

13,700

Location:

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Category:

Institutional

About This Project

In 2012 The Arkitex Studio designed two new campus buildings dedicated to lawn and garden research for the Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Science. A 6,500-square-foot administration, lab and classroom building accompanies a 7,200-square-foot shop and equipment storage facility. The department’s multidisciplinary research, outreach and education goals are reflected in the architecture of the building. Large rainwater storage tanks decorate the exteriors. The spaces between the buildings are planned for golf greens, the design of which are part of the department curriculum. The administration building features an agrarian-inspired 2,400-square-foot conference room with exposed steel bow stresses and exposed concrete floors. This project is designed, and is waiting for funding to break ground.