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The Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus: What Is and What Might Have Been

Speakers

Gregory IbaƱez, FAIA, IbaƱez Architecture

Category/Track/LUHs

CE Sessions
Design
1.00 HSW
1.00 LUH

Schedule

Friday, November 8, 2013
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Class Code: 72

Room / Location

Room 103 AB / Convention Center First Floor

Description

The Tarrant County College (TCC) Trinity River East Campus in downtown Fort Worth has been recognized as a significant architectural achievement by the noted Vancouver architect Bing Thom. Those outside of Fort Worth may not be aware of the circuitous path of the project, which was conceived as the first piece of a vast urban design intervention between the downtown and Trinity Uptown to the north. The project became the center of a huge political fight, which led to major changes to the TCC leadership and board. The architect had battles with the Corps of Engineers, various historic preservation groups, and engaged in a public debate with downtown interests regarding the design of the signature public space. It is a fascinating story of an architect with a bold vision backed by his client, architecture as a political football, and a quixotic quest to change the way such projects are implemented.

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