The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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Hal Box

1929 - 2011
Hal Box Tribute

W. L. Moody Professor Emeritus
(Former Dean, School of Architecture 1976-1992)

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009


B. Arch. University of Texas, 1950

areas of interest

Architectural Design, Urban Design, Mexican Architecture

Hal Box, award winning architect and educator, practiced architecture and urban design in Dallas as Pratt, Box and Henderson before coming to UT Austin as Dean in 1976. His work includes the Children's Development Center, Apparel Mart, Quadrangle Shopping Center, St. Stephens Methodist Church, Brookhaven Community College, all in Dallas, and University buildings in California, Oregon, New Mexico, and Nevada, as well as residences, and urban design projects in Dallas and in Austin.

He founded the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1971. He is co-author of The Prairies Yield, Reinhold, 1962; The Work of Ricardo Legorreta, UT Press, 1990; and the author of Think Like an Architect, UT Press, 2007. His 12 years of field research on 16th century Mexican towns is the basis the book, Mexican Plazas; Open Space in the Heart of New World Cities, scheduled for publication by UT Press in 2009 — images can be seen at ARTstor. Box is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, holds the highest award of the Texas Society of Architects, served on the national Board of Directors of the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of Texas. He and his wife live in San Miguel de Allende and Austin.

For more information see: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utaaa/00062/aaa-00062.html