Thomas McConnell
Briscoe Center for American History Renovation

From the 2021 Educational Interiors Showcase: Briscoe Center for American History Renovation

Nov. 29, 2021
The Briscoe Center for American History Renovation was recognized for its design in the exhibition space and galleries category in American School & University's Educational Interiors Showcase.

Each year, 125,000 people visit the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. Yet, the adjacent Briscoe Center for American History has gone largely unnoticed because of minimal public presence. To transform its focus from inward-looking to outward-looking, spatial and formal inversions of entry, opacity, and materiality depart from the existing structure while remaining sympathetic. The entry sequence to the collections was reorganized by creating a granite planter with signage facing the existing parking and relocating the lobby to front primary site circulation. 

Read more about the project and view a photo gallery of the Briscoe Center for American History Renovation at

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