Moody Nolan

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Black owned

Columbus, OH


Texas Southern University Library Learning Center

Moody Nolan was selected to plan, program and design a state-of-the-art Library Learning Center Building for Texas Southern University. Texas Southern University is a public, historically black university (HBCU)  in Houston, Texas.  The proposed facility is approximately 137,000 sq. ft. focused on a modern design that evolves in bold new ways to meet the current and future needs of Texas Southern University’s students. The structure contains innovative technology which will foster a collaborative learning environment. 

From the beginning of the design process, a coalition of individuals representing TSU students, faculty, administration, and community members, participated in meetings, surveys, and opinion gathering media to share ideas and collect data, imperative to the development and implementation of the new library learning center. 

The contemporary, angular design helps draw you inward toward the main lobby space and up through a five-level atrium which serves as the heart of the building. The entire building encompasses a café, classrooms, book stacks and computer labs, study areas, offices, meeting and board rooms as well as gallery space. Additionally, it will house the TSU’s faculty senate, IT department, serve as an Honors College, and provide an alumni suite.

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Status: Built
Location: Houston, TX, US
Firm Role: Architect-of-Record and Design Architect
Additional Credits: Lead Architects: Project Manager/ Project Architect
Project Architect/ Construction Administrator
Interior Design: Moody Nolan
Experiential Design: Moody Nolan
Civil Engineering: Pacheco Koch
Landscape Architecture: Pacheco Koch
M/E/P Engineering: Shah Smith & Associates
Structural Engineering: Matrix Structural Engineers
AV/IT/Security Consultants: Datacom Design Group
Code Review Consultants: Code Consultants, Inc.
Cost Estimating Consultants: Garza Program Management
Library Interiors Consultant: Library Interiors of Texas
Geotechnical Engineer: Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc.
Photographer: Provided by Turner Construction (Kayla Hartzog) and Sam Brown with Moody Nolan

Main Atrium
Main Atrium
Main Entry
Main Entry