Saturday, February 10, 2018

Campus Designed by a Prison Architect (University of Texas at Austin)

The Daily Texan [University of Texas at Austin]
23 January 2018

By Hannah George

Towering above neighboring buildings on the south side of UT’s campus, many students joke that the dull, dreary-looking Jester Center looks like a prison.

Some even believe that a few of the dormitory’s inner features parallel those of a penitentiary.

“I went into the showers and I had to bend to reach the showerheads, and someone told me the architect had designed it so that prisoners couldn’t hang themselves,” said nutrition freshman Jerrica Garza, a resident of Jester East. “Makes sense I guess.” […]