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930 - TOUR – St. Stephen's Episcopal School Campus & Buildings

Speaker(s):
• Arthur Andersson, FAIA | Principal | Andersson-Wise Architects
• Chris Wise, AIA | Principal | Andersson-Wise Architects
Date: 11/09/2017 | Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Location: MEET AT TOUR DESK
LUHs: 2 | HSW: Yes |
Capacity: 80
Through October 02: $60.00
Through November 03: $60.00
Onsite November 03: $60.00

Tour Architects
Andersson-Wise Architects

Tour Sponsor Rogers-O`Brien Construction

Description
This tour will take place on the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Campus in West Austin and feature several new buildings designed by Andersson-Wise Architects, constructed over the past 15 years. We will begin, however, with one of the first building constructed on campus: the seminal chapel designed by Austin-based Fehr & Granger, completed in 1953.

Before the first earth was turned to begin construction at St. Stephen’s, the Reverend William Brewster articulated a philosophy for the school that would serve as a guiding principal: “. . . the building of tradition that undergirds the spirit of the school is very important. Tradition is built around rocks, trees, fields in the natural setting and about buildings, particularly those where the life of the spirit and intellect is kindled.”

This inspired observation led to an auspicious beginning for St. Stephen’s, guiding the building of the Chapel. The Chapel went on to be nationally recognized after completion for its simple and powerful response to its central Texas site. The building was conceived to be a natural outgrowth of the terrain and climate; it stands today as both the physical and spiritual center of the campus.

The tour will address the goals of the new Campus Master Plan — and the buildings and grounds — that followed this inspiration. It will include new classroom buildings, and the Wycliffe-Freeman Dormitory and Faculty Residences, culminating with The Temple Dining Hall and Booth Student Center.


SD: Yes
*Courses marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners."