The master plan for the Museum’s campus transformation comprises two new buildings; a new conservation center; and a landscape plan that knits together a century's worth of signature architectural structures. Learn more about the overall Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus project.

This redevelopment plan includes the construction of a new building for the Glassell School, designed by Steven Holl Architects. The new building is designed to house students of both the Studio School and Junior School, as well as residents in the Core Program. Students may refer to this webpage for general campus-redevelopment information and construction updates.

Quick Facts

A time line for the new Glassell School:​

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018: Community Day inaugurates the Glassell School of Art and The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza
  • Monday, June 4, 2018: Glassell Junior School classes begin
  • Monday, August 20, 2018: Glassell Studio School classes begin

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New Glassell School of Art

In May 2018, the Glassell School of Art opened in its new home: a 93,000-square-foot building designed by Steven Holl Architects. The new L-shaped building is constructed from a series of sandblasted, pre-cast concrete panels, alternating with panes of glass, in a rhythm of verticals and slight angles.

Highlights of the New Glassell School of Art
• Fronts onto to The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza, which provides ample outdoor space for programs and performances
• A street-level coffee bar for students and the public
• For the first time, all Glassell School of Art students are served under one roof, since the new building houses both the Junior School and Studio School, as well as Core Program residents
• The BBVA Compass Roof Garden, a sloping, walkable green roof offering dramatic views of the Sarofim campus

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