Briscoe Center for American History Feasibility Study
The University of Texas at AustinMcKinney York Architects performed a feasibility study for a renovation of the Briscoe Center for American History -- an internationally known history research center located in Sid Richardson Hall at The University of Texas at Austin. Located adjacent to the LBJ Presidential Library and School of Public Affairs, one of the main goals was to increase the visibility of the Center to the public. Key components of the design included a technologically enhanced Reading Room for patron research; an elegant exhibition gallery to display materials drawn from its research collections and traveling exhibits; and flexible public programming space for lectures, panel discussions, symposia, book talks, film screenings, and roundtable discussions. Upgrades to the facility for public and private circulation, life safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency are integrated.
Feasibility study anticipated a goal of LEED-CI Silver should the Owner choose to pursue certification.