Expanding Our Reach24 Nov 2020, Posted by Events in
Through a trusted relationship, SBL Architecture was brought on board by Texas Woman’s University (TWU) to guide them through the process of visualizing, planning, and designing an extensive renovation to the Old Main Building. Built in 1901, Old Main is the oldest building on campus, and a renovation of this magnitude had not happened before.
Understanding our client’s ambition was the first step in the process of developing a design strategy. The overall goal was to create a unique and engaging environment for TWU students and the community. Twelve separate interactive digital installations showcase the contributions and leadership legacy of Texas women in politics and public policy. The installations made use of high-impact visual displays and creative use of audio-visual technology to present content that not only educates but also sparks conversations on the successful role women continue to have.
The Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall is one of the first such exhibits in Texas and among the first in the U.S. The exhibit itself was designed in collaboration with Amaze Designs and with SBL Architecture as the architect of record.
The Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall is part of TWU’s Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. The Institute is dedicated to preparing women to take on successful roles in business and public service to ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful C-suite executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses, and the framework needed to run for public office.
Texas Woman’s University has postponed the grand opening of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall until Spring 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.