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School of Mines Campus, 1920

Architecture Tours Offer Insight into UTEP’s Bhutanese Style

By on January 16, 2014

The architecture tour is the first in a yearlong series of new, themed walking tours of campus offering the public an intimate look at different segments of the University.

School of Mines Campus, 1920

Architecture inspired by Himalayan country

By on January 12, 2014

Nearly all of the university's 97 buildings are characterized by high inward sloping walls and flared rooftops, which resemble the structures throughout Bhutan's rugged mountain terrain.

1966 Promotional Video

By on March 5, 2013

“Naturally, we are happy and proud to have won the NCAA basketball championship,” declares Texas Western College president Joseph M. Ray, “but the achievements which should offer us the greatest satisfaction are those which pertain to academic excellence.” In short,

The Psychology Building

By on August 7, 2012

Prior to 1951, the Chemistry Department was housed in Chemistry (now called Quinn Hall). The department quickly outgrew the facility and in 1941, after years of requests for a new building, plans for a new Chemistry Building were approved. The

The Symbolism Behind UTEP’s Bhutanese Architecture

By on May 29, 2012

While the Bhutanese architectural influence is easily identified on UTEP’s campus, the symbolism behind the characteristic features may be less well known.  Buddhism, the dominant religion in Bhutan has influenced style and design features of Bhutanese buildings. These features found