Pictured above is an artist's drawing of the proposed new $2,250,000 geology building to be constructed soon on the main campus of The University of Texas. The top floor of the building will hold the central offices of the Bureau of Economic Geology. Most of the remainder of the building will be used by the Department of Geology. The basement will contain air conditioning equipment and other mechanical installations as well as laboratories for structural geology and geophysics, isotope geology, and sedimentology. The ground floor will house elementary geology laboratories, general classrooms and the departmental office. A 300-seat auditorium will be attached to the west end of the building. Undergraduate geology classes will meet chiefly on the second floor, and the second floor will also house the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. (We trust that the assignment of this space to the Hogg Foundation was considered appropriate because of the name previously se lected for the building and not for the other reasons some of our associates have suggested.) The third floor will contain faculty offices and 8,000 square feet of space for the library, in which the book and map collections of the Bureau and the De
partment will be combined to create the leading geological library of this region. The fourth floor will provide graduate research facilities and office space for graduate assistants. In cluded in this will be two drafting rooms, two seminar rooms, an x-ray laboratory, hydrothermal synthesis equipment, chem ical laboratories, a micropaleontology laboratory and washing room, darkrooms, and laboratories for Paleozoic paleontology, Mesozoic paleontology, and petrography. The new building will be located southwest of the power plant and east of the Chemical Engineering Building. It will be on the north side of a new East Mall which will extend from the Main Building east to San Jacinto Street near the stadium. Although the traditional red tile roof will be missing, and windows will be minimal except on the north side of the build ing, the new structure will blend pleasantly with older campus buildings while asserting a handsome individuality of its own. Plans have been approved. They are now being put in final form so that bids can be let. Construction should begin dur ing the winter, and the building may be ready for occupancy by the fall of 1965.