The Liberal Arts and Humanities Building (LAH), housing both the English and Performance Studies Departments, will serve as the first building designed specifically for instruction and scholarship in the arts and humanities.
Performance Studies, with programs in music and theater, is currently located in five (5) separate buildings across the campus. For the first time, the Performance Studies Department will offer appropriately sized and configured theatre performance studios, music practice and rehearsal rooms, recording studios and music teaching labs and studios in one building. The English Department also offers teaching programs that will contain offices and both traditional and computer based teaching classrooms. This building will support innovative instruction and interdisciplinary collaborations among scholars and students of music, theatre, performance, literature and other fields.
*associate architect HGA Architects
The BRW design and production team is experienced and well versed in BIM technology – specifically Autodesk Revit and AutoCad Architecture 3-D. On projects such as the Texas A&M University – Liberal Arts and Humanities Building, close coordination and collaboration with our consultants creates a comprehensive 3-D model of the building and its MEP systems. This model serves as a unique tool that allows the design team to effectively communicate the complexities, space requirements and coordination issues of the MEP systems as they interact within the architectural and structural framework of the design. The model can also become a functional tool for the contractor to understand and confirm the intent of the design to mitigate potential conflicts during construction which can lead to schedule delays and added project costs.
As with all new buildings at Texas A&M University, the LAAH building has been designed to meet the criteria of the Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating.