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Athenæum – Univ. of Texas, Dallas Texas

Posted in Built by Javeed Abdul on March 22, 2023

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Building: Athenæum, UT Dallas Arts and Performance Center
Location: Richardson, TX, USA
Client: The University of Texas at Dallas
Completed: To be completed in 2025
Cost: Phase 1: $10,337,851
Area: 56,600 ft² / 5,258 m²
Parking Structure: 1,100 cars
Construction: 2021-2024
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
Design Partner: Arne Emerson
Project Architect: Carolyn Ng (Morphosis)
Project Designer: Daniel Pruske
Local Consulting Architect: GFF
Landscape Architect: Talley Associates
Civil Engineer: Pacheco Koch Design
MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
MEP Engineer of Record: Campos Engineering

AE Interests: The museums and performing arts hall are approached as volumes “carved” out of an overall two-story mass, with sympathetic forms and outdoor spaces opened up between the structures. The buildings are clad in intricate, striated facades of light-colored precast concrete, with large lobbies and glazed atriums linking interiors to the activity of the plaza and inviting visitors in. Thematic gardens offer more peaceful outdoor spaces in contrast with the liveliness of the central plaza. Overall, the design of the O’Donnel Athenæum is meant to create a sense of holistic identity for the arts district, making it a new public-facing presence for the University at the major southern gateway to the campus.

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