In a little over 100 years Texas State University changed from being little more than a High School into a prominent institution with 115 undergraduate, 84 masters and 6 PHD Degree programs. While teacher preparation remains an important responsibility, the scope of the university services has greatly expanded its prestige, prominence and recognition. Student population is now rapidly approaching 30,500. The original 11 acres has now grown to over 475 acres, not counting over 4000 additional acres that are not part of the campus. A new campus Master Plan for the period 2006 to 2015 calls for a massive buildup of facilities and infrastructure to accommodate this growth.
Texas State University-San Marcos (TxSt-SM) chose BRW Architects to perform design services for the selective restoration of the TxSt-SM Old Main. TxSt-SM Old Main will be divided into two phases for both design and construction – the Exterior Envelope (e.g. windows & brick restoration) and the Roof & Structural Restoration (minor structural repairs to roof substrate and structural repairs to rotting and/or water damaged framing members).
BRW Architects architectural and engineering services ranging from Programming and Schematic Design through Contract Administration and Close-out. Programming will be a part of schematic design since the programming is largely known. BRW will also be able to recommend and/or develop a multi-year phasing or sequencing plan to accommodate budget constraints.
TxSt-SM Old Main is the most historically and architecturally significant building on the Texas State University-San Marcos campus. The scope of work will vary from project task to project task in complexity.