University campus master plans
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of campus master plan documents which guide the development of buildings and grounds. Plans generally include a current assessment of the campus, including enrollment figures, building use statistics, and a list of current construction and renovation projects. Planning assumptions, budgets, planning constraints, and design guidelines are generally included. In 2003, the 100-acre Round Rock Campus received its own master plan. Arranged chronologically.
- Texas State University (Organization)
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Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the University Archives. Please contact email@example.com.
Campus master plans
The first campus master plan was developed by Harvey P. Smith, noted architect and preservationist. Smith is credited with establishing the Spanish Colonial theme that unified the campus with motifs such as arches, decorative interior tiles, and terra cotta tile roofs. Unfortunately, no copies of this plan have been found. Although the Board of Regents approved this plan (Board of Regents Minutes, May 15-16, 1944), the plan itself is not included as an attachment to the minutes.
Texas State University
Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held.
The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.
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Campus master plans for Texas State University. Plans generally include a current assessment of the campus, including enrollment figures, building use statistics, and a list of current construction and renovation projects. Planning assumptions, budgets, planning constraints, and design guidelines are generally included.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred to the library on rolling basis. Additional copies can be found in Alkek Library general collection.
- University campus master plans
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