Eugene George began his architectural studies as an undergraduate at the University of Texas and went on to complete his graduate work at Harvard University, where he studied under Walter Gropius. George’s design work reflects this modernist training, as seen in his South Austin Fire Station (1977).
George also served as the architect of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia from 1971-1973 and directed numerous historic preservation projects, from the adaptive reuse of a 1920s-era service station in downtown Austin (1979) to a survey and restoration of a Revolutionary War battlefield in Yorktown, Virginia (1975).
In Lost Architecture of the Rio Grande Borderlands (2008) he explained, "One mission of my architectural practice is the documentation of cultural assets that are fading, even vanishing, and every opportunity is seized, including enlisting students of architecture in this quest."
"One mission of my architectural practice is the documentation of cultural assets that are fading..."