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Whitcomb Art Center Wins Fifth Award for Innovative Design

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

The Texas Society of Architects (TxA) has named the Whitcomb Art Center one of its 2019 Texas Design Award winners—the state’s highest honor for exemplary architectural design. Among the 28 honorees, Knox’s newest academic building is one of only three buildings located outside Texas.  

It’s just the latest in a string of accolades for the Whitcomb Art Center, which also include:

The art center also earned LEED Gold certification in 2018 for its energy-efficient design—one of two buildings on the Knox campus, including the renovated Alumni Hall, to receive that rating.  

The $8.6 million art facility was designed by Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas. It is named in honor of Dick '57 and Joan Whitcomb '56. Their lead gift, along with gifts from more than 160 other donors, funded construction of the technologically sophisticated building. 

“The art center is a remarkable space that inspires creation and innovation,” said Knox President Teresa Amott. “In the past year, we’ve seen an encouraging increase in applications from students interested in pursuing degrees in art, design, and art history who are excited by the resources we offer here.”

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Printed on Tuesday, July 14, 2020