When the A&M School of Texas opened its doorways in 1876, its early homes adopted a Victorian architectural taste. Classical structure got here to the campus with the Instructional Development, after the 1912 hearth that destroyed Vintage Primary. Next homes typically adopted this neoclassical trail, however the enlargement of the campus within the Melancholy generation noticed the addition of an atypical team of homes, sited based on a grasp plan evolved by means of School architect F. E. Giesecke and designed by means of S. C. P. Vosper, every of whom additionally held college positions within the first structure application at a state School in Texas.

The homes designed by means of Vosper are arguably the best homes at the campus, uniquely expressive of the rural and mechanical origins of the college; they pride the senses with colour, sculpture, and wit. Nancy T. McCoy and David G. Woodcock, prominent protection architects and students, assessment the historical past of Texas A&M campus structure and supply in-intensity protection of Vosper and his legacy. Illustrated by means of the splendid pictures of Carolyn Brown, Architecture That Speaks concludes with observations on contemporary strategies towards the reuse and rehabilitation of campus {heritage|historical past|background} structure and a view to the long run, as plans evolve for additional building of the campus that continues a admire for each strategic imaginative and prescient and ancient {heritage|historical past|background}.