Pardon our dirt!

$5 million renovation under way
to Langford Architecture Center

Construction begins this summer on the first phase of a $5 million renovation to Texas A&M's Langford Architecture Center. The plan includes improvements to all three buildings housing the College of Architecture, plus construction of a new building to serve the college's "Architecture Ranch" ó a 16-acre parcel of land at A&Mís Riverside Campus.

Though details are still being negotiated, so far construction plans include:
  • Creation of a two-level, 300-seat multimedia auditorium on the south end of Building B. The new space will feature state-of-the-art audiovisual components and wireless networking.

  • Creation of pre-function areas on the first and second floors of Building B that will serve the new auditorium.

  • Renovation and expansion of the second floor space in Langford A currently housing faculty offices and labs serving the Masterís of Science in Visualization Scienceís Program. The visualization faculty offices will remain where they are, but the visualization studio will be moved to the fourth floor of Building C, and the Office of Student Services and related functions will be consolidated in the renovated space.

  • Creative architectural enhancements will be added to the corridors linking the Langford buildings, including a cover for the second-floor bridge;

  • Application of acoustical treatments throughout the Building A atrium to reduce ambient noise;

  • Addition of an awning over the Azimuth coffee shop counter in the Langford A atrium;

  • Build outs to create additional classrooms, office space and research areas for graduate students;

  • Construction of a multi-use building at the Riverside Campus to facilitate college research initiatives and large construction projects; and

  • Elevator and rest room improvements.
In addition to these building renovations, the college is expanding its current campus footprint with the acquisition this summer of the entire basement level of the Williams Building (Administration Building).

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The elevated walkway connecting the Langord Architecture Center's three buildings will be adorned with a distinct covering during the ongoing renovations. Click image for additional views of the bridge.

Click here to view a PDF of architectural drawings of the proposed walkway covering.

Click here to view a PDF of the renovations proposed for the Langford B building.