From KTSM: UTEP hosting architecture tour as part of Centennial Celebration

By on January 18, 2014

UTEP hosting architecture tour as part of Centennial CelebrationThe University of Texas at El Paso is hosting different tours each month in 2014 as part of the university’s Centennial Celebration.

During the month of January, the focus is UTEP’s Bhutanese Architecture and focuses on the original four buildings on campus, which were designed by architect Henry C. Trost.

Trost is also well-known form designing El Paso High School, as well as the Mills and Cortez buildings in Downtown El Paso.

Assistant Professor of Art History, Dr. Max Grossman, Ph.D., said he is proud that UTEP has maintained and restored the original buildings, and said that should serve as a lesson to the City of El Paso.

“These buildings are part of our legacy. They’re beautiful, they’re interesting, they’re worth preserving. Whereas, unfortunately downtown in the city, we’re losing these buildings one at a time,” Grossman said.

The tours last about 45 minutes, and are free and open to the public.  A reservation is required.  To make a reservation, contact Maribel Villalva at 747-6669 or via email

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The Centennial Office is located in room 403 of UTEP's Administration Building. Contact us at (915) 747-5362 or