The 180-room Holdsworth residential village will accommodate participants for overnight stays

Coming
Summer
2020

The Holdsworth Center
Campus
Design

When The Holdsworth Center campus opens in Summer 2020, it will be like nothing in the nation. The 44-acre site on the shores of Lake Austin will serve as a permanent home for public school educators to develop as leaders, a place they will return to time and again to grow, learn, collaborate, reflect and gather inspiration to take back to their districts.

Designed by Lake Flato Architects and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, the campus will have a distinct identity that draws from landscape elements through the creative use of stone, wood and metal. Read more about our thoughtful and environmentally sensitive design.

Campus
Facts

  • 18 buildings
  • 44 acres
  • 186 rooms for overnight stay
  • 300 capacity event room
  • 3,000 native trees preserved
  • 180,000 square feet

Our
Partners

  • Lake Flato Architects
  • Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
  • The Beck Group
  • Square One Consultants
  • Page/Dyal Branding & Graphics
  • The DeBerry Group
  • T. Donovan Creative
  • Looney & Associates
  • Flik Hospitality Group
  • Armbrust & Brown
Dr. Ruth Simmons, Board Chair of The Holdsworth Center

If we can help public schools put a great leader on every campus in Texas, we will do much to push education forward for the benefit of students.”

Dr. Ruth Simmons

Board Chair of The Holdsworth Center

The Holdsworth Center is named for Charles Butt’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth. She is shown here with her class for all ages at Center Point Public School, Center Point, Texas in 1923. Ms. Holdsworth is third from the right in the top row.

The Holdsworth Center
About
Us

Founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts in Texas to cultivate a pipeline of dynamic and inspired leaders so that teachers thrive and students excel in every classroom.

The Holdsworth Center is named for Charles Butt’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth. She is shown here with her class for all ages at Center Point Public School, Center Point, Texas in 1923. Ms. Holdsworth is third from the right in the top row.

Charles found a book inscribed to him by her in the 1970’s that read, “You think business is hard, you should try teaching.”