New TSU library is a beacon for University and Third Ward community


A beacon guides travelers on their journeys. It illuminates a clear path, directing followers to both refuge and recourse. The new Library and Learning Center at Texas Southern University, rising six stories above the campus, is a beacon for new, returning, and former students.

Located in the heart of Third Ward — one of Houston’s historic centers of African American life — the library sets a new architectural standard for buildings on the TSU campus for years to come.

The building was designed by Moody Nolan, the largest African American-owned and managed architecture firm in the country.