Texas A&M University, Buzbee Leadership Learning Center

College Station, Texas

  • FIRM

    Smith & Company Architects

  • CLIENT

    Texas A&M University-College Station

  • AREA

    16,707 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $5,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2012

The historic Corps Quadrangle and its 12 dormitories comprise the original Texas A&M campus. Site design and area selection reinforced the university’s master plan by using "urban" strategies for future growth development of the quad and new Leadership Learning Center (LLC). The 16,707-square-foot Buzbee LLC and renovation of the adjacent Harrell Hall dormitory ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMElkus Manfredi ArchitectsCAPACITY831COST PER SQ FT$299.27FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio the first of many new developments in the quad.

The architecture represents a combination of past and present focusing on the sentiments of the university and the Corps of Cadets. This project provided the Corps of Cadets with a new brand identity indicative of the Texas A&M service institution of the new millennium. In working closely with the facility users and institution’s leadership on program and functionality, the architect has created a design that has been a springboard to achieving their long-term goals.

The core elements of this project incorporated a grand double-height lobby entry, multipurpose student amenity spaces and cadet training. Additional upgrades include walkways, landscaping and drainage surrounding Harrell Hall and LLC public plazas.