The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which resides adjacent to the SMU campus in Dallas, TX, houses the GWB Institute, Library and Museum. The single building complements the historic American Georgian character of the SMU campus. The entire complex has been built with sustainability in mind, earning it certified LEED Platinum by the USGBC.
Beautifully quarried limestone and brick are used throughout the different vertical faces while Marianna Cream and Tunisian limestone-paved floors grace the more formal areas. Complimenting the very approachable interior design in the Institute, Library and Auditorium are beautiful patterned and solid broadlooms. This interior design clearly softens and honors the spare, neo-classical architecture that echoes the plain-spoken political power of the Bush presidency.
The primary goal of the Museum side is educational, exploring key decisions made in times of great consequence. The permanent exhibits are designed to reflect the impact and outcomes for each event. As the exhibits change in the future they will follow the logical and colorful wayfinding that has deftly been designed for flexibility.