George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library
A Closer Look
The 226,565-square-foot Bush Center sits on a 24-acre lot on the southeast corner of the Southern Methodist University campus. To help achieve the LEED platinum certification, more than 50 roof-mounted solar hot water panels aid with the heating of domestic water. The design includes a 15-acre urban park featuring native Texas landscaping and regionally sourced materials such as Texas limestone and stained Pecan interior millwork. The landscaping also includes a Texas Rose Garden, possessing accurate proportions, solar orientation, and formal organization like the White House Rose Garden.