Barbara Bush Science and Technology Center
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The architecture of the Barbara Bush Center for Science and Technology represents a departure from the other traditional red brick buildings across campus. The new building incorporates the earlier Reeves Science Building, but the new wing is distinguished by an impressive curved glass façade. A painting by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian inspired the architect's use of primary colors in one row of horizontal windows. There is a strong resemblance to Modrian's painting style, "neoplasticism." The benefactors, Robert and Janice McNair (alumna, '59), requested that the building be named for Barbara Bush, a person whom they admire and see as a role model for young women.
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