Evans Library Renovation Wins ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Award
Marketing and Communications | October 17, 2011
Texas A&M University’s Sterling C. Evans Library recently won an award for outstanding design excellence from the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The first floor renovation project by Bennett Design Group and Prozign Architects competed with more than 260 entries from Houston’s top architectural and design firms. The success of the project required a different vision of what a learning environment should exemplify and the impact on students’ lives, according to Bennett Design Group.
“We are delighted the Evans Library’s first floor renovation received this award,” Charles Gilreath, interim dean of the Texas A&M University Libraries, said. “The design team did an exceptional job in responding to our students’ needs for additional study spaces, comfortable furnishings, stimulating ambiance, and expanded dining spaces. It became a central gathering and study space for students as soon as it opened and continues to draw high traffic.”
The project appears in Houston Design Resources, Issue 11, 2011 (October) magazine. The renovation was also featured in the March issue of American Libraries’ “Design Showcase” for 2011, which highlights the best in new and newly renovated libraries of all types.