Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Trustee Hall

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Institution Name: St. Edward's University
Original/Historic Place Name: Trustee Hall
Location on Campus: University Circle
Date(s) of Construction:
2002original construction Andersson, Arthur W. Andersson-Wise Architects
Designer: Arthur Andersson
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: metal shingle with copper trim
ca. 2002-present (2006)other (computer labs)
ca. 2002-present (2006)faculty offices
ca. 2002-present (2006)classrooms

Opened in August 2002, Trustee Hall is the newest building on the St. Edward's University campus and the first building completed in the Campus Development Plan. It is a building of state-of-the-art classrooms and computer laboratories.

Architects Arthur Andersson and Chris Wise (Andersson/Wise Architects of Austin) invited faculty and students to help in designing the building. Grossing 33,000 square feet, the building features a signature red roof that slopes at the same angle as Holy Cross Hall, tan brick to match the exteriors of Main Building and Holy Cross Hall, an arched façade on the south wall that resembles the two buildings' main entrances and a copper tower indicative of the most recognized symbol of the University, the Main Building tower.


Danze, Elizabeth. "Balancing Act." Texas Architect 54 (January-February 2004): 24-29.

Dillon, David. "For Trustee Hall at St. Edward's University, in Texas, Andersson-Wise Architects Deftly Abstracts the Traditional." Architectural Record 191 (July 2003): 94-101.


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