List of University of Texas at Austin buildings

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This list of University of Texas at Austin buildings catalogs the currently existing structures on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. Buildings are categorized based on their current functions and characteristics.

Academic facilities

Building Image Constructed Notes Reference
Art Building Art Building UT Austin 2018.jpg 1962
Battle Hall Battle hall 2014.jpg 1911 Originally the main library, now houses the Architecture and Planning Library, the Alexander Architectural Archive and the Center for American Architecture. National Register of Historic Places listed. Cass Gilbert architect. [1]
Batts Hall Batts hall 2014.jpg 1953 "6 Pack" building
Belo Center for New Media KUTXbuilding.JPG 2012 Houses parts of the Moody College of Communication, including the facilities of KUT and KUTX [2]
Benedict Hall Benedict hall 2014.jpg 1951 "6 Pack" building, first of the "6-Pack" buildings to be built
Biological Laboratories 1923 Now houses Botany [3]
Biomedical Engineering Building 2008
Burdine Hall Burdine Hall UT Austin 2018.jpg 1970 Urban legend says the layout of the building's windows was intended to resemble a computer punched card.
Calhoun Hall Calhoun hall 2014.jpg 1955 "6 Pack" building
College of Business Administration Building 1962 (Formerly Business Administration-Economics Building), consists of two units: a seven-story office structure and a six-story classroom building; houses McCombs School of Business; part of the George Kozmetsky Center for Business Education complex. [4]
Connally Center 2000 Four story addition to Townes Hall that houses the Connally Center for the Administration of Justice, containing the Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom and the Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution. 3D/International, Inc. Architect. [5]
Peter T. Flawn Academic Center Ut-tower-flawn-academic-night.jpg 1960 Student technology and collaboration facility. Also called the Main Building Annex, because of offices originally in the Main Building, but moved because of renovations.
Garrison Hall Garrison hall 2014.jpg 1926
Gates-Dell Complex 2013 Consists of two buildings: the north building (Dell Computer Science Hall) and south building (unnamed). They are connected by an atrium and a series of collaboration bridges. [6]
Mary E. Gearing Hall Mary gearing hall.jpg 1933 Long known as the Home Economics Building
Gebauer Building 1904 Dorothy L. Gebauer Building, formerly the student services building
Goldsmith Hall Goldsmith Hall.JPG 1932 Houses School of Architecture
Graduate School of Business UTAustin business.jpg 1976 Home to McCombs School of Business graduate programs; part of the George Kozmetsky Center for Business Education complex. [4]
W. C. Hogg Building Will c hogg building ut austin 2014.jpg 1933
Hogg Memorial Auditorium Hogg memorial auditorium ut austin 2014.jpg 1932 [7]
Jesse H. Jones Hall 1980 Annex to Townes hall and the Tarlton Law library. [8]
Jones Communication Center Jessejonesutcomm.jpg Houses parts of the Moody College of Communication, including the facilities of KLRU [9][10]
Liberal Arts Building 2012 Liberal Arts & ROTC
Mezes Hall Mezes hall 2014.jpg 1952 "6 Pack" building
Moffett Molecular Biology Building 1997
Neural and Molecular Science Building 2005
Norman Hackerman Building 2007 Biology and Chemistry departments
Nursing School UT nursing school austin 2014.jpg
Painter Hall Painter hall ut.jpg 1932 Formerly the Physics Building
Parlin Hall Parlin hall 2014.jpg 1954 "6 Pack" building
Perry–Castañeda Library PCL3.JPG 1974-1977 The main central library. [11]
Homer Rainey Hall Homer rainey hall.jpg 1956 "6 Pack" building, formerly "Old Music" Hall, last of the "6-Pack" buildings to be built
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Harry ransom center 2012.jpg 1972 Acquires and manages collections of significant cultural materials such as rare books, manuscripts, film and art. [12]
Sid Richardson Hall LBJ school of public affairs 2014.jpg 1971 Houses the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Barker Texas History Collections, Benson Latin American Collection, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Public Affairs (Wasserman) Library, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
George I. Sanchez Building CollegeOfEducation 01.jpg 1973 Houses the University of Texas College of Education, the Office of Bilingual Education, the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, and the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts. [13]
School of Social Work Building University junior high school 2012.jpg 1933 Old University Junior High School. National Register of Historic Places listed
Sutton Hall Sutton Hall UT.JPG 1917 Cass Gilbert architect
University Teaching Center 1981-1984 Four-story general purpose classroom building; part of the George Kozmetsky Center for Business Education complex. [14]
Townes Hall 1953 The third and current home of the University of Texas School of Law and Tarlton Law Library. [15][16]
Waggener Hall 1931 Named after Leslie Waggener, first university president ad interim. Originally occupied by the school of business; now home to Department of Philosophy, Department of Classics, and Classics Library. [17]
Welch Hall 1929, 1958, & 1974 Chemistry [18]
West Mall Building 1962 Architecture, UTSOA Materials Lab [19]
W.R. Woolrich Laboratories 1958 Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics [20]

Administrative buildings

Building Image Constructed Notes Reference
John W. Hargis Hall Little campus 2012.jpg 1858 Houses the Undergraduate Admissions Center, is part of the "Little Campus," and is National Register of Historic Places listed. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Main Building The Tower, University of Texas at Austin (ca 1980).jpg 1937 Houses the University's main administrative offices. Charles Whitman killed 13 people with a sniper rifle from the top of the tower in 1966. [21]
West Mall Office Building 1961
Wooldridge Hall 1924 Demolished in 2010. Housed the International Office. Formerly it housed the School of Architecture design studios while Goldsmith Hall was being renovated in the mid to late 1980s. Originally it was the Wooldridge School, an Austin elementary school.

Athletic and outdoor recreation facilities

Building Image Opened Notes Reference
Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Memorial Stadium Pregame.JPG 1924 Originally Texas Memorial Stadium, the stadium was renamed in 1996 after Darrell K Royal, former football coach who led Texas to three national championships and eleven Southwest Conference titles. [22]
Frank Erwin Special Events Center Erwin center 2005.jpg 1977 Sometimes referred to as "The Drum" or "The Superdrum", owing to its drum-like exterior appearance, the facility is the home court for the UT men's and women's basketball programs. [23]
Gregory Gymnasium Gregory Gym.jpg 1930
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center Jamailswim.jpg 1977
Mike A. Myers Track & Soccer Stadium Mike myers stadium 2007.jpg 1999 [24]
Penick-Allison Tennis Center Penick allison tennis center austin 2014.jpg
Recreational Sports Center 1990 [25]
Red and Charline McCombs Field Red and Charline McCombs Field.jpg 1998 [26]
Texas Rowing Center
UFCU Disch-Falk Field UFCU disch falk field front 2008.jpg 1975 The stadium is named for former Longhorns coaches Billy Disch and Bibb Falk. In 2006, the facility underwent a $21 million renovation and added UFCU to its name following sponsorship by local credit union University Federal Credit Union. [27]
Anna Hiss Gymnasium 1931 Originally the women's gymnasium. In 1994 the natatorium wing was demolished to make way for the Louise and James Robert Moffett Molecular Biology Building. [28]


Building Image Constructed Notes Reference
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art BlantonJackSMuseumArt.JPG 2006 Art museum. [29]
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Center american history 2012.jpg 1971 Organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin. Located in Sid Richardson Hall.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Johnson library.jpg 1971 Adjacent to the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the LBJ Library and Museum houses 40 million pages of historical documents, including the papers of Lyndon Baines Johnson and those of his close associates and others.
Texas Memorial Museum Texas memorial museum west elevation.jpg 1937 UT and Austin's Natural Science & Texas History museum. National Register of Historic Places listed. [30]

Residential buildings

Building Image Constructed Notes Reference
Almetris Duren Residence Hall 2007
Andrews Residence Hall Andrews dormitory ut austin.jpg 1936 [31]
Blanton Residence Hall 1955
Brackenridge Residence Hall Brackenridge dormitory ut austin.jpg 1933
Carothers Residence Hall Carothers dormitory ut austin.jpg 1937 Carothers Hall was known as "Unit II" until March 1938 when it was renamed in honor of Asenath Carothers, who became the director of The Woman's Building on campus in 1903. In 1937, the hall was built with financial assistance from the Public Works Administration at a cost of $250,000 of which $72,000 was grants and the rest was paid for with loans. Paul Cret was consulting architect for the building and as a result it was made in Spanish Renaissance style with creamy tan bricks and red tile roof. [32]
Creekside Residence Hall 1955 Formerly Simkins Dormitory. The dormitory was named after William Stewart Simkins, who was a law professor and a Ku Klux Klan figure. In 2010, the university held a public hearing to discuss the possibility of renaming the building, and the name was changed to Creekside shortly thereafter. It is the last all-male dormitory operated by UT. [33][34]
Jester Center Jester Dormitory on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin (19 03 2003).jpg 1969 Named after former governor Beauford H. Jester, Jester Center includes two towers: a 14-level residence and a 10-level residence with a capacity of 3,200. When built, the complex, which occupies a full city block, was the largest residence hall in North America and was the largest building project in University history. [35]
Kinsolving Residence Hall 1958
Littlefield Residence Hall 1927
Moore-Hill Residence Hall Moore hill dormitory.jpg 1939–1956 Moore-Hill houses a total of 390 residents in double rooms with community bath spaces. This 5 story coed dormitory houses males on the basement level and on the 1st and 3rd floors. Females live on the 2nd and 4th floors. The mascot of this dorm is the Moore-Hill Pirate.

Moore-Hill dormitory was once two separate living halls, Hill Hall and Moore Hall. Hill Hall was named for Dr. Homer Barksdale Hill of Austin who volunteered to treat the UT Football team from the very first game in 1893 until his death on July 18, 1923. Dr. Hill received his MD from Tulane University and moved to Austin in 1889. Moore Hall was named in memory of Dean Victor Ivan Moore who served as the Dean of Student Life from 1927 until his death on August 6, 1943.

Prather Residence Hall Prather residence hall ut austin.jpg 1937
Roberts Residence Hall Roberts residence hall ut austin.jpg 1936
San Jacinto Residence Hall 2000
Whitis Court Residence Hall 1953–1969

University family apartments

Brackenridge Apartments

There are also three off-campus apartment complexes owned and operated by the university. They are Brackenridge Apartments, Colorado Apartments, and Gateway Apartments. The apartments are about 6 miles (9.7 km) from the main UT Austin campus.[37] Eligible students include graduate students, undergraduate students who each have at least 30 credit hours and are in good academic standing, and married students with families.[38]

Brackenridge Apartments is a part of the 345-acre (140 ha) UT Austin Brackenridge tract, located along Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake in western Austin. As of 2007 the units at Brackenridge Apartments do not have washers, dryers, and dishwashers. As of that year some units at Brackenridge do not have central air conditioning. As of that year the monthly rent for a three bedroom apartment was $715. The university provides shuttle buses to the UT Austin campus. At Brackenridge Apartments many neighbors know each other and area children interact with one another. Many residents originate from other countries.[39] Brackenridge is .5 miles (0.80 km) away from Colorado Apartments.[40]

Colorado Apartments has 510 units. The rent at Colorado, as of 2007, was half of the Austin apartment market rate. In 2007 540 students lived in the complex; about 70% come from outside of the United States. Of the spouses of the students, many are unable to work because their visas do not permit them to work.[40]

The Colorado and Brackenridge units have painted concrete panel and brick exteriors, colored orange.[40]

Many children living in the university apartments attend Mathews Elementary School

The Colorado Apartments area includes a gazebo, picnic tables, and a soccer (football) field. A grocery store is located in proximity to the complex.[40]

All three apartments are within the Austin Independent School District and are zoned to Mathews Elementary School, O. Henry Middle School, and Austin High School.[41] Many children of the UT Austin students living at Brackenridge and Colorado attend Mathews Elementary.[40] School buses come to Brackenridge to pick up students to go to Mathews. The school is considered by the area community to be high achieving. Mathews has a racially/ethnically diverse student body. The school offers Chinese language classes.[39]

History of university family apartments

The Colorado Apartments opened in 1962.[39]

In 1989 the City of Austin and UT Austin entered into an agreement, allowing UT Austin the option of redeveloping the parcels of land housing the university family apartments. The agreement specifies that the parcels may be redeveloped to house residential, retail, and/or other commercial properties. The agreement regarding the parcel with the Colorado Apartments went into effect in 1999. The agreement regarding Brackenridge Apartments was scheduled to go into effect in 2009.[40]

In 2005 the University of Texas Board of Regents offered the parcels of land with the Colorado Apartments as a possible site for the location of the George W. Bush Presidential Library; ultimately Southern Methodist University received the library.[40] As of the northern hemisphere spring semester of 2007, 268 students were on a waiting list to get into units at Brackenridge Apartments. In August of that year, over 500 students submitted an intention to move into the units. Around 2007 a task force recommended selling the tract including the Brackenridge Apartments and the Colorado Apartments to developers, who would replace the apartments with commercial property. The options presented by the task force were keeping the housing at the same location, moving the housing to a new location, and giving a housing subsidy to students to pay for the costs of housing at third party locations. The graduate student community states that they preferred keeping the apartments where they were and did not support the housing subsidy idea. The community of Mathews Elementary believed that if the UT student housing was removed, the community would lose the international student culture that comes with the children who live on the complex.[39]

When asked by the Austin American-Statesman. about the details of the recommendations of the planners to redevelop Gateway Apartments to be a larger complex and replacing the functions of Brackenridge and Colorado apartments, William Powers Jr., the UT Austin president, said that the components of the new housing plan that would be essential for the students would include having "garden-style" apartment units instead of high-rise dormitory units, having facilities for children, and continued zoning to Mathews Elementary.[42]

Other facilities

Building Image Constructed Notes Reference
Union Building Texas Union.JPG 1933 & 1960 Texas Union Ballroom [43]
Littlefield House Littlefield house 2007.jpg 1893 Historic residence donated to the University in 1935.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center ATTExecConfUTAustinTX.JPG 2008 276 guest room and 21 suite hotel and conference center. Home to McCombs Executive Education courses.
J. Frank Dobie House J Frank Dobie House.jpg 1926 Former home of J. Frank Dobie. Houses the Michener Center for Writers
Arno Nowotny Building Arno nowotny building.jpg 1857 Part of the Little Campus; houses the office of the director of the Briscoe Center [44]


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