Sustainability: A catalyst for architectural design: An architecture school for the University of Texas at El Paso
Rodriguez, Myrna D.
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Thesis Statement By responding to a site's microclimate, architecture con create on energy efficient and thermally responsive design that will in turn generate on environment conducive to learning. Pfofeei ^t9H The University of Texas of El Poso will furnish the Architectural School facility, which will provide 40 studio spaces dispersed on different levels of the building, 4 lecture rooms, 30 faculty offices, a gallery, library, on auditorium, and a woodshop. CoHicKi The site is on the University of Texas of El Paso (UTEP) campus. The entire campus lies on the southwestern tip of the Franklin Mountains and is adjacent to the Rio Grande River which borders between Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and El Poso, Texas. The facility is situated in the most climatically rewarding section, southeast of Kidd Field, adjacent to the Education Building. The facility's site can be immediately accessed by vehicular traffic that stems from University Avenue and Oregon Street.