Projects / Higher Education

University of Texas – LBJ Plaza Renovation/Lady Bird Johnson Center Austin, Texas

Owner: University of Texas System
Contact Person: Robert Rawski, AIA
Date Completed: 2009
Construction Cost: $35,000,000
Project Description:

The LBJ Library Plaza Renovation and Lady Bird Johnson Center provided a facelift and upgrades to the presidential library at the University of Texas at Austin.  The project was done in multiple phases and included cleaning and masonry repairs on the 10-story library tower along with new exterior lighting to show case he architecturally iconic structures. An important component of the project was to stop water infiltration into the auditorium and other areas of the building located below the main plaza as water infiltration had been a constant problem since the buildings completion in 1971. A new waterproofing system and new granite pavers were installed on the entire 108,000-sq-ft main plaza. Three reflecting pools on the plaza were replaced with stone and metal-clad planters to honor Lady Bird Johnson and her work to beautify Texas.

Services Provided:

Jose I. Guerra Inc. provided complete Civil engineering services including grading and drainage.

Awards / Recognition:

UT Dedication Ceremony November 13 2009

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