Texas A&M Corpus Christi College of Business Michael and Karen O’Connor Building
Corpus Christi, TX
The new 76,000 SF College of Business at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi integrates carefully into the campus and provides a unique identity for the business school, reflecting its commitment to excellence. The three-story facility blends in with the campus surroundings through application of similar external brick, yet also serves as a focal point at the campus entrance through the use of a terra cotta sun screen system for window shading.
The project includes classrooms, computer labs, executive education, business incubators, and faculty and administrative offices. Because the campus is located on the Texas Gulf coast, the threat of hurricanes is prevalent. Building orientation and selection of materials resistant to both wind and salt were important design considerations.