American architectural firm Ennead completed a gorgeous lattice-front atrium for the Texas engineering school. The new building at the University of Texas in Austin is comprised of two towers linked by a central glass. The front facade is ordained with diamond-patterned set of structural supports that give the building a distinct design. The entire atrium is paneled in glass and as the atrium joins the two side buildings, the theme of the design focuses on ideas of transparency and unification. With plenty of natural light and an innovative design, the building is meant to provide a collaborative environment for students, faculty and researchers all using the space.
The materials used to construct the Texas engineering school building were all found within the native area. Limestone, stainless steel and zinc are all sourced locally from Texas and hearken back to the other buildings on campus. The building also contains several sustainable features, including optimized solar orientation and planted rooftop landscapes. The building has been constructed to earn LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council.