1929 – 2011
The faculty, students, and staff of the The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture are deeply saddened to share the news that our dear friend Hal Box passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011.
It is hard to overstate the significance of this loss to our community. Hal was an extraordinarily talented architect and scholar, visionary leader, and loving and generous person. His imprint on the school and on Texas will endure, and we are all better for having known Hal.
As dean from 1976 to 1992, he was instrumental in creating a school that is a leader among universities. Through his commitment to excellence over the past five decades, he contributed significantly to design education and to the nourishment and advancement of future young professionals.
On April 8, 2011, Box was recognized for his prolific career and long and distinguished tenure as dean with the naming of the Goldsmith courtyard the “Eden & Hal Box Courtyard,” honoring his service and the longtime support of his wife, Eden.
Please keep Eden and their children and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. 8th Street, Austin. Additional details are available from Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.