Looking from the architectural eye, the St. Edward’s University is nice example of a place where buildings from different time periods come together. I picked out three building from the campus to explain a little bit about the architecture and materials.
First of all, one of my favorite buildings in Austin, the New Residence and Dining Hall designed in 2008 by the actual Pritzker Prize laureate Alejandro Aravena. One special highlight is, that Aravena worked with the different surfaces of brick. On the plane sides, which have no windows, the stone is very rough, on the others ones, the stone is extreme flat and smooth. If you enter the courtyard of the building, you are surprised by red light. The red glass facade reflects light and creates the feeling that the brick block is hollowed out and has a bloody, shining inside.