Buddy Holly Center

McKinney York Architects en tant que Architectes.

The City of Lubbock commissioned the Buddy Holly Center and gallery space for the Contemporary Arts Museum and provided the South Plains Depot, a 1928 Spanish Revival train station, to house a portion of the project. The program included the renovation of the historic depot for the museum and an addition of a new gallery wing to house the City’s Buddy Holly memorabilia collection. The design for the addition complements the existing structure without resorting to mimicry; Buddy Holly’s Stratocaster inspires the new ornamentation surrounding the gallery and alludes to the paired ornamentation of the original depot. At the entry, a new wooden platform with a butterfly canopy is reminiscent of the original freight platform canopy. The work was completed in full compliance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation within a restricted budget of about 100 dollars per square foot excluding museum lighting.

Recognition: Citation Award, AIA Lubbock, 2002

Publication: Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Sep 1999; Texas Architect, Jan 2000; The Shape of Texas, Public Radio, 2001

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