Master Development Plan
SLP Master Development Plan... The Master Development Plan for the Stengl "Lost Pines" Biological Station is now in place. Designed by Austin Architects & Planners, Coffee Crier Schenck & Hammond (to whom we are grateful for the plans and elevations on this page), in conjunction with UT Architecture and Engineering Services and the School of Biological Sciences, the plan (above) follows a "co-housing" model with an approx. 5000 sq ft main building (A), parking for 18 vehicles (B) and up to 10 2-person (C) and 4-person (D) sleeping cabins to be constructed along the southern boundary of the south meadow. A gazebo (E) amongst the cabins provides an outdoor meeting and socializing venue. The Main Building floor plan includes a dividable multipurpose room that will serve as dining hall (up to 40 people), meeting space and auditorium, as well as a smaller conference/library room, an ecology lab suitable for up to 20 students (with an additional outdoor prep/work area), and a computer room. The main building will house all of the central services, including a commercial kitchen, washrooms and showers, and laundry facility, and will be zoned to allow for after-hours use of the core facilities. Efforts have been made to design an aesthetic "match" to the environs while also providing for virtually maintenance-free operation. The sleeping cabins provide privacy for sleeping as well as allowing for late-night study by co-habitants. A central gazebo area (E on site plan above) as well as the large porch/deck of the main building (see floor plan above) provide natural outdoor meeting places for socializing. The Master Development Plan, as outlined above, will take from 5 to 8 years to complete.