M. D. Anderson Hall, Rice University (expansion)

James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates
1981




Anderson Hall houses the school of architecture. This addition was the first design by an architect who was not an alumnus of Rice and signalled the beginning of commissioning works by world-renown architects. It is, of course, often the art or architecture buildings on college campuses that have this distinction.

The west end

 

The west end

The asymmetrical placement of the circular window reflects the interior plan.
 

Left and center: north side with conical metal and glass skylight (center)--perhaps alluding to the Gothic pinnacles on the Herzstein Building; right: east end


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