Event Tour - Holland Family Student Center &

September 19, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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Jackson School of Geosciences Building
East Mall Area (see map above)

Join us for a UT Austin Tour of Landmarks Art and the Holland Family Student Center at the Jackson School of Geosciences.

With 15,000sf of indoor and outdoor space, the Holland Family Student Center provides a central hub for the Jackson School of Geosciences community, befitting the preeminent international geosciences program.  With a new glassy façade and courtyard prominently located along the East Mall in the heart of the campus, the Student Center is the new ‘public face’ for the school, welcoming students, faculty, and visitors.  McKinney York transformed a dark, double-loaded corridor and office space into a wide open, day-lit area for study, meetings, dining, and casual interaction. The expanse of tree-shaded courtyard and rock garden are mirrored on the interior by a casual study space, visually anchored at either end by a 6’ diameter projection globe, and a 1600lb geode specimen from the school’s collection.  A rich palette of materials emphasizes stone and earthy colors in keeping with the school’s mission. Donor recognition elements are thoughtfully integrated into the fabric of the architecture.
After a discussion and tour of the Holland Family Student Center, groups will visit James Turrell’s Skyspace, a Landmarks Art piece, located on the roof deck of the Student Activity Center. Turrell's composition of light compliments the natural light present at twilight, and transforms the skyspace into a locale for experiencing beauty and reflective interactions with the surrounding campus and the natural world. Groups will visit the Landmarks Art site in shifts, as we resume our reception.

Reception 5:30-6:00
Discussion & Tour 6:00-8:00
1.5 LU

Nearest parking is in the San Jacinto Garage (SJG) just north of 24th on San Jacinto

Reservation required - Click to RSVP
Free for Members
$20 for Non-Members (link to ticket below)