01 Jun

Dallas Hall Dome

The dome of Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist University is one of the most beautiful, striking, and symmetric structures on the entire campus.The entire structure has 16-fold rotational symmetry: if you stand at the center of the rotunda, look up at the dome, and then turn one-sixteenth of a full rotation, you will get exactly […]

31 May

Hughes-Trigg Student Center Facade

Many mathematical concepts are important in architecture, and a particularly important one is symmetry. Rarely will you see a building so carefully displaying mirror symmetry as the lovely, neo-Classical Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University. If you imagine a vertical line running from the highest point of the building straight down […]