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Dobie Center

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Identification

Dobie Center
J. Frank Dobie University Center, University, J. Frank Dobie Center
123191

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
glass
limestone
curtain wall
blue
modernism

Usages

dormitory
shop(s) service branch(es) shopping center restaurant cinema

Facts

  • Originally faced with limestone the building was renovated with a glass facade in 1990.
  • Dobie Center is a dormitory for the University of Texas. The bottom two floors contain a small mall, with a food court and retailers catering to college students. It houses over 900 students with 973 beds.
  • Dobie Center goes through 250 gallons of milk a week. Such famous people as Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer Corporation, have called the place home while attending UT.
  • The Dobie Center was named after J. Frank Dobie, born in South Texas in 1888-1964. He was a teacher, historian, author and folklorist.
  • Tallest building built during the 70s in Austin.
  • The mall contains a 500-seat food court and a 4-screen movie theatre.
  • Tallest dormitory building in Austin.

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Location

2021-2025 Guadalupe Street
397-399 West 21st Street, 2040-2090 Whitis Avenue
2021 Guadalupe Street
78705
The Drag
Downtown
Austin
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

328.10 ft
307.00 ft
29
1972
1990
648

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