(June 20, 2013) -- The architects and contractors of the new roundabout entry signs at the Main Campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio received an award for design and craftsmanship. The award was presented June 14 at a ceremony in Austin.
The Central Texas Masonry Contractors presented the 25th annual Golden Trowel Award to representatives of the project's general contractor, Bartlett Cocke; masonry contractor Rudd and Adams; and Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects.
The regional Golden Trowel Competition and Awards recognize outstanding masonry design by architects and craftsmanship by masonry contractors. The project now will be entered in a statewide competition.
"The two new monument signs at the Peace Boulevard entrance to the campus signal a stronger presence of the campus within the city and therefore strengthen the identity of the campus to the community," said J. Douglas Lipscomb, UTSA architect and director of facilities planning and development.
According to Lipscomb, the signs "establish a gateway celebrating arrival to the campus and reinforce the campus sense of place."
He said students seem to have embraced the campus gateways as markers and symbols of the university, judging from the fact that many of them use the signs as backdrops for end-of-the year and graduation photos with classmates.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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