Sparking Urban Revitalization

The town of Bryan was founded in 1821 and is located in Brazos County, Texas. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,201. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley.

Bryan grew quickly when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad arrived in 1860. In 1866, the county seat of Brazos County, Texas was changed from Boonville, Texas to Bryan. A short time later, in 1871, the City of Bryan became incorporated.

Bryan shares a border with the city of College Station which is home to Texas A&M University and over 53,337 students. Together the two cities are referred to as the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas containing around 190,000 people.

Like most historic downtowns, Bryan has been impacted in past decades by changing market demands. Bryan’s downtown is unique; therefore, it is critical that extraordinary measures be focused towards reviving the greatness of Downtown Bryan that citizens once enjoyed.

The interventions were completed by Texas A&M University’s Visualization Design students for Senior Lecturer Donna Hajash’s Department of Visualization senior graphic design studio. The projections took place during Downtown Bryan’s November 2nd Art Step First Friday which features art, music, horse-drawn carriage rides and other activities in historic downtown Bryan. The selected buildings included the Parker Lumber, Kimbell Feed, City National Bank and Ice House buildings.

Special thanks to the 2012 Texas A&M University Visualization Students and Donna Hajash.

Bryan, Texas


Texas A&M University
Visualization Program

Donna Hajash

Previous Interventions

Flagstaff, Arizona
Big Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ada, Ohio
Bryan, Texas
San Marcos, Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia