Academic Space Projects

In Progress

Engineering Discovery Building

Engineering Discovery Building

When completed, the Engineering Discovery Building will provide approximately 212,000 gross square feet of critically needed research, teaching, and collaboration space for the Cockrell School of Engineering. The building will be the home for two CSE departments; The Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (PGE) and The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE).

UT Main 7 room digital mock up

Student Financial Wellness Center

Coming in 2024 within the historic Main Building and adjacent to the Texas One Stop, The University of Texas at Austin Student Financial Wellness Center will provide each Longhorn with the financial literacy and financial wellness counseling, programs, and resources to develop the knowledge and skills to make positive choices throughout their time on the Forty Acres and for the rest of their lives.

Completed Projects

Digital Scholars Lab

Digital Scholarship Lab at PCL

In rethinking the idea of what library space could be, the newly completed Digital Scholarship Lab at The University of Texas at Austin Perry Castaneda Library provides 13,000 square feet of dynamic space in a central location to support the creative and collaborative efforts of UT researchers. The project merges access to traditional and digital resources within a warm, vibrant, and light filled space creating an environment for thoughtful group discussion and work across disciplines.

Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building

Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building

With world-class petroleum, chemical and mechanical engineering programs, over 20 energy-related research centers and a location in the heart of the nation’s most energy-producing state, The University of Texas at Austin has already firmly established itself as the energy university in the U.S. But, through the years, the only missing piece has been the existence of an impressive facility that can bring the campus together in pursuit of innovative solutions to the energy challenges of the future. Until now.

GLT Energy Engineering Building
Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art Grounds Redesign

The comprehensive grounds redesign will unify and revitalize the museum campus, which is approximately 200,000 square feet and contains two buildings and Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” through architectural and landscape improvements.. The new grounds initiative will reinforce the Blanton’s dual mission to serve university and city communities via improvements at the northern and southern gateways to the museum site: at the end of Speedway, the landscaped spine of the UT campus traveled by thousands of students a day; and at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which forms UT’s southern boundary with Austin.

New Grounds Initiative at Blanton Museum of Art
Room with gray carpet and white couches. There are large glasses panels for each office and orange couches sprinkled throughout the room.

The College of Education Student Services Renovation on SZB 2

The renovation of the Sanchez building creates a welcoming and visible entry for the ‘one stop shop’ of student advising, counseling, and IT help desk as well as a new student lounge for collaboration. The creation of the student lounge and student services center emphasizes and integrates the work of students, providing collaborative spaces for academic learning and ready access to the services students need.

Anna Hiss Courtyard

Anna Hiss Gym Courtyard

As part of the Anna Hiss Gym renovation project, the courtyard directly adjacent to the building was renovated to provide an intimate outdoor space for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. The project provides updated landscaping, new hardscape, as well as outdoor plazas with furniture and seating. The central feature of the space is the Sentinel IV sculpture from the renowned artist Simone Leigh.

Table with orange chairs in a room with couches

The Student Success Outcomes Project on FAC2

The Student Success Outcomes space provides a variety of areas for students to interact with recruiters and includes interview rooms, advising offices, meeting rooms and classrooms, as well as a hospitality area for visiting recruiters.

Texas One Stop image

Texas One Stop

Texas One Stop will help remove the barriers of navigating multiple offices located across campus and help make it easier to access enrollment services in one central location.

Texas One Stop for Enrollment Services
Admissions Center Auditorium

Admissions Welcome Center

The Admissions Welcome Center serves as the front door to the university for prospective students and their families on campus.

Admissions Welcome Center Relocation
Anna Hiss Gym at UT Austin

Anna Hiss Gym

Anna Hiss Gymnasium will house collaborative robotics research as well as Fine Arts’ School of Design and Creative Technologies.

Anna Hiss Gym