Texas State University Old Main Building Restoration

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 Ph.D. Degree programs. While teacher preparation remains an important responsibility, the scope of the university services has greatly expanded its prestige, prominence, and recognition. The 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 the roof substrate and structural repairs to rotting and/or water damaged framing members).

BRW Architects performed architectural and engineering services ranging from Programming and Schematic Design through Contract Administration and Close-out. Programming is a part of schematic design since the programming is largely known. BRW is also recommending/developing a multi-year phasing or sequencing plan to accommodate budget constraints.


+ Historic Restoration
+ Roof Restoration
+ Structural Restoration
+ Building Envelope Renovation
+ Window Restorations
+ Brick Restorations