Best College Campus Building Houston 2013 - Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
The Blaffer Art Museum's eclectic, adventurous programming has won it plenty of awards; over the past two years, it's been getting lots of notice for its new physical design as well. The museum's $2.25 million renovation brought the total space to almost 14,000 square feet; added an entrance, lounge and studio areas; and replaced the staircase. The result? An airy, light-filled, state-of-the-art facility ready to accommodate the museum's multitude of needs. The new design was overseen by Work Architecture Company with Houston consulting firm Gensler acting as the project's local architect.