Textile Technology Building, SMTI / UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 1967-1969


Now known as Textile / TEX; Construction began April 1967 Completed September 1969; Architects: Desmond and Lord, Inc. and Paul Rudolph; Job Captain: Grattan Gill; Structural Engineer: Sepp Firnkas; Sanitary, Heating and Electrical Engineer: Francis Associates; General Contractor: F. L. Collins & Sons Construction Co.
The Textile Building, (Group 3, although never referred to as such) connected to Group 2 as an extension on its southwest corner, is one of the simplest buildings on campus. According to Grattan Gill, job captain on the project for Desmond and Lord, it was imperative that this structure come in under budget to preserve the integrity of the design of future buildings. Rudolph had been removed from the project in 1966. Gill and others working for Desmond and Lord continued to complete buildings based on the original designs by Rudolph.