Architecture in Fort Worth


Brown-Lupton University Union

2901 Stadium Drive - 2008


This building was constructed as a gateway into the Campus Commons, an area that was previously occupied by parking lots.  It also replaced the old Brown-Lupton Student Center.  The union serves as a center for the students, faculty, administration, alumni, and friends of the university.  In addition to the student services, the union features a 300 seat auditorium, a grand ballroom that can accommodate 450 people, and 12 conference rooms.  The building is clad in yellow brick and the architecture blends with the rest of the campus.  There are two notable features on the facade.  One is the two story entry portal, named the Rose Entry Plaza after Lisa and Matthew Rose.  The other is the King Tower.  The tower features upper windows bathed with purple light and a large clock that faces into the Campus Commons.  The tower is 146 feet high, and is one of the tallest structures on campus.  Since it sits at a lower elevation than the buildings on University Drive, the top of the King Tower is actually lower than the steeple of Robert Carr Chapel.  The King Tower was named for Roberta and Roger King.  The building was designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford of Fort Worth.



Stadium Drive Facade
Brown-Lupton University Union Front

Campus Commons Facade
Brown-Lupton University Union Rear