Milton Powell & Partners

Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

The 80,000 square foot Hamon Arts Library includes reference stacks and reading areas, a periodicals browsing area, an audio/visual center, a computer center, a microfilm room, a seminar room, group study rooms, offices, a workroom and a lounge. The 168-seat O'Donnell Lecture/Recital Hall, the multi-purpose Taubman Atrium, and the Sharp Perfroming Arts Studio were also included in the project. The library is supported by state-of-the-art electronics and is housed in an architectural envelope which respects the collegiate Georgian style of the SMU campus.


  • "Guide to Dallas Architecture"; The American Institute of Architects, 1999
    Larry Paul Fuller, Editor

  • "Filling in at SMU"; Texas Architect, July-August, 1992
    Joel Warren Barna, Editor

  • "Great Performances"; SMU Magaizine, Winter, 1991
    Patricia Ann LaSalle

  • "Hamon Arts Library a jewel"; Editorial, The Dallas Times Herald, 11/17/1990

  • "A library that stacks up"; The Dallas Morning News, 1/29/1990
    David Dillon, Architecture Critic