Designed by GSC Architects’ own Texas State University alum, the newly completed and renovated George’s Restaurant + Lounge, is now the rising star of the LBJ Student Center. Working within the existing footprint, GSC Architects created an airy feel by optimizing the limited natural light available to this below-ground space and cleverly pairing it with highly reflective materials and a modern metal wainscoting throughout. The color palette speaks heavily to Texas State University’s signature colors, maroon and gold, which can be spotted in the accent tile and in the whimsical lounge furniture groupings. Formerly congested seating areas were freed to create an open plan with an accessible ramp surround – creating better circulation for patrons and a more usable space overall. The existing rustic brick is an ode to the original bar, and the fresh aesthetics have made George’s into a new special destination. New Texas Star tile at the face of the bar and custom neon signage of a George Straight lyric ties everything together and invites students to stay “for a good time,” and share in endless Instagram opportunities.
Client: Texas State University
Size: 5500 SF
Services Provided: Interior Design, Programming, Construction Documents, Construction Administration and FF&E
Photographs: Impressive Spaces