More buildings brewing on campus at Rice: The new Brochstein Pavilion, behind Fondren Library, opens later this week!
Designed by architect Thomas Phifer, the 6,000-square-foot building features natural lighting from light scoops, plasma screens, couches and chairs, all surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on a 10,700-square-foot wraparound plaza. This exterior seating area is covered by a trellis designed to filter light, as live oaks do along Rice walkways, and is encompassed by an elm grove, fountains, live oaks, new sidewalks and a freshly sodded Central Quad.
A new freestanding structure dedicated to the increasingly popular liberal-arts discipline of . . . Caffeine Studies?
Does Swamplot have any readers at Rice? Send us your reports! Uhh . . . how’s that coffee?
- Brochstein Pavilion opens April 26 [Rice News]
- Brochstein Pavilion [Rice University Housing & Dining]
- Serendipitous Musings: Pavilion success rides on student support [Rice Thresher]
Drawing: Pavilion architects Thomas Phifer & Partners