The Lyceum Building at the Geneva School of Boerne was the second building constructed as part of the implementation of the 30-acre master plan Garza Architects created for the campus.
The Lyceum Building provides a multi-purpose space within the campus for use by students, faculty, and the community. It is the setting for students’ theses, music recitals, and dances, along with other campus and community events. The building’s central location within the overall campus master plan signifies the importance of public speaking and presentation within the Geneva School of Boerne’s classical education philosophy.
The Lyceum building is the physical and symbolic heart of the Geneva School of Boerne campus.
We designed the building with a rectangular plan that offers maximum flexibility for multi-purpose use. Glass walls on the majority of the exterior to provide a very intentional connection to the surrounding campus, while flanking limestone walls maintain the required privacy. The glass exterior also provides a dramatic lighting effect during evening functions and reinforces the prominence of the building on the campus. The use of limestone, concrete, and steel alongside the glass conveys a sense of stability, permanence, and dignity.
The building exterior reflects the Texas Hill Country vernacular style, with some refinement in the implementation of the materials. The building also delivers a modern interpretation of classical planning approaches.
We designed or specified all of the building’s materials and systems to reflect sustainability best practices in the areas of integration and innovation, indoor environmental quality, energy, water, site elements, and materials and waste management. This included sourcing all stone materials from local quarries and fabricators.