'Thirty Minutes and A Room,' Combines Architecture, Music And Art

The College of Architecture event combines three venues with three architects and three musicians beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Bruno's Steel House

Bruno's Steel House was created by Robert Bruno. More information on this architectural sculptor and artist can be found at www.robertbruno.com.

The College of Architecture presents 30 Minutes and a Room, a cultural event that combines architecture, music and art at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.

The event combines three venues with three architects and three musicians. The evening begins at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts; guests will be transported by bus to the three different venues and will return to the center at the conclusion of the night’s event. Hors d’oeuvres, coffee and desserts will be served at the different locations.

“This is a culture-building event for the College of Architecture,” said David Driskill, associate dean for external programs for the college. “The concept is that we put a musician with an architect at a significant venue to create ‘environmental art.’”

Venues for the event are:

  • Bruno’s Steel House at Lake Ransom Canyon with musician Bob Livingston of Austin and architect Gary Cunningham, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) from Dallas.
  • The grove at the Lubbock Lake Landmark with musicians David Halley and Jo Carol Pierce of Austin and Texas Tech alumnus and architect Mark Gunderson of Fort Worth.
  • The Sustainable Cabin, which is a research project funded by the Three Rivers Foundation in Cromwell and currently is housed in a local warehouse, with musician Andy Wilkinson of Lubbock and Urs Peter Flueckiger, associate professor of architecture at Texas Tech.

Tickets are $100 and are limited. Tickets are available for purchase from Select-A-Seat (806) 770-2000.