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 trusses and exposed concrete floors. After a delay for fund raising, the project began construction in 2016 and reached completion in January 2017.
Photography by Marcel Erminy, Associated AIA