Edinburg: Science Building (ESCNE)



Architect:

Muñoz and Company

Contractor:

Vaughn Construction

Size:

112,882 Gross Square Feet (GSF)
67,700 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)
7,000 GSF – Existing Physical Science Building-West to be demolished

Anticipated Completion:

May 2018

The new Science Building is located in the heart of the campus, adjacent to the existing Science Building. The four-story structure is designed to complement the existing three-story science facility and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and education between students, faculty, and researchers. Students and visitors will appreciate the theme of the building – “Science on Display.”

The spaces include classrooms, teaching labs, faculty and researcher offices, an instrumentation research and teaching core, and research labs supporting biological and physical sciences (physics, chemistry synthesis, general research requiring hoods, life sciences, geology, and some infectious materials normally characterized as BSL-2).

The location of the new Science Building is consistent with the Campus Master Plan for creation of a science and research complex. It completes the enclosure of the courtyard originally envisioned with the original Science Building constructed in 1998.

The building supports 21st-century classroom and teaching pedagogies by providing additional group study rooms, collaboration spaces and huddle rooms located throughout the facility. Flexible classrooms and teaching labs are supported with AV and IT technologies for long distance and enhanced learning. Rooms are also be designed to support multiple furniture configurations. Move in began in May 2018.

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