Scheduled to open in 2017, the University of Texas at Dallas Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center will fill a major void by becoming a prominently located, active meeting place for the university’s alumni and students.
The building’s identifying feature is a metal scrim that runs along areas of the interior and exterior is articulated with apertures that represent the orbits of comets moving around the sun. Metaphorically, this motif draws an analogy between comets, which move away from the sun but are ultimately pulled back by the gravitational force of the sun or a planet, and alumni, who graduate to pursue a new direction, but retain their attachment and loyalty to the university.
Once open, the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center is projected to become a transformational place that engages the entire university community. According to Archer, “It gives them a place to gather, to tell their story, to welcome people back, and to send them off.” as they pursue their futures.
This elegant focal point for our growing UT Dallas alumni community will be yet another milestone along our path to ever greater stature as a university of major national significance, one that provides both its current students and its graduates with extraordinary opportunity and value.