Exhibition: To Better Know a Building - Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the UT Tower

The Architecture & Planning Library and the Alexander Architectural Archives will recognize the 80th anniversary of The University of Texas Tower’s dedication by featuring the iconic structure in its fifth installment of the To Better Know a Building exhibition series.

The Alexander Architectural Archive holds extensive documentation for the UT Tower building, including construction drawings, shop drawings, construction photographs, and project files from the University of Texas Buildings Collection. Correspondence between the architects and the University can be found in the Faculty Building Committee records kept by Robert Leon White, supervising architect.

The To Better Know a Building series seeks to explore buildings through drawings and other visual items found in the Alexander Architectural Archive and Architecture & Planning Library, with a focus on working drawings.

Plans, elevations, sections and details communicate the realization of design intent and can be used as a vehicle in teaching through example.

Library hours vary. Please check this webpage for details.

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Battle Hall (BTL), Architecture and Planning Library
302 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, Campus & Community, World & Culture


School of Architecture

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public




Free and open to the public



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John M Cano

John M Cano left a positive review 2/26/2017

Great collection of photos, information, and documents. If you have an interest in campus architecture and history, this is not to be missed.