Inside the Bush Center
GRAPHICS BY TROY OXFORD
With its red brick and limestone facade, the Bush Center is designed to complement the neighboring SMU campus buildings. The center hasseveral energy-efﬁcient features.
FREEDOM HALL FREEDOM PLAZA serves as the main visitor entrance with a colonnade and fountain SOLAR PANELS convert sunlight into electricity
CEREMONIAL COURTYARDincludes a sculpture of George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush
SUN SHADES reduce heat and energy costs
SOLAR CELLS heat water for the building
TEXAS ROSE GARDEN with native trees andwildﬂowers
READING ROOM TERRACE
CEREMONIAL COURTYARD CAFE
GROUND LEVEL TERRACE
FLOOR BY FLOOR
The top ﬂoor houses the presidential suite, which includes the ofﬁcesof George W. and Laura Bush, a living room, a dining room and a reception area. The George W. Bush Foundation also has ofﬁces there.
Bush Center visitors can access the museum,research room, classrooms, gift shop and dining areas through the north entrance off SMU Boulevard. The main ﬂoor also has ofﬁce space for the National Archives and Records Administration and the George W.Bush Institute.
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The Bush Institute’s main entrance is on the building’s west side. This ﬂoor features a 360-seat auditorium and conference areas. The ﬂoor also hasstorage and preservation space for the massive archive of documents and artifacts.
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1. Ofﬁces 2. Reception 3. Familydining room 4. East dining room
5. Living room 6. Library 7. Presidential reception hall terrace
1. Institute ofﬁces 2. Temporary gallery 3. Cafe 43 4. Entry hall 5. Main lobby 6. Freedom Plaza7. Classrooms 8. Research room 9. Museum store
10. National Archives ofﬁces 11. Texas Rose Garden 12. Oval Ofﬁce 13. Permanent gallery 14. Freedom Hall 15. Courtyard cafe 16. Ceremonial courtyard...
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