Founded in 1990, the CRS Center for Leadership and Management in the Design and Construction Industry (CRS Center) carries on the traditions of Caudill Rowlett Scott as a locus for education, research and public service.

The CRS Center continues the contributions of CRS through: 

  • Preservation and dissemination of archives
  • Education on the still relevant and powerful contributions of the firm
  • Research in their pattern of objective
  • Rigorous “probes” of topics in the built environment
  • Service to the profession of architecture, the industry and society

Our Mission

We seek to:

  • Lead in improving the quality of business practice and management in the planning, design and construction industry
  • Create useful knowledge in innovation, management and leadership
  • Transfer this knowledge to people and organizations in order to create positive change in the industry
  • Integrate this knowledge into the education of the next generation of leaders
  • Provide programs and resources that contribute to faculty development

Our Research

Continuing involvement with undergraduate and graduate students carries on the legacy of the firm as a place for teaching, learning and mentorship. The investigations of doctoral students and faculty fellows assures that the research commitments of CRS carry on into the future.

Learn about our research

Our People

Our members, fellows and affiliates come from across Texas A&M University and other institutions. Participants include architects, planners, sociologists, policy analysts, economists, landscape architects and engineers.

Meet our people

Our Lectures

The center conducts the Rowlett Lecture series, a premier annual event that expands and disseminates knowledge of architecture.

Rowlett Lecture Series Special Lectures

Our History

Few architectural design firms during the 20th century had as much influence as Caudill Rowlett Scott (CRS), the center’s namesake.

History of CRS and CRS Center