The University of Texas at El Paso is constructing the $85 million Interdisciplinary Research Building. Designed by Perkins+Will, the 150,000-gsf project will provide collaborative research labs, a vivarium, imaging suites, core labs, a visualization suite, conference rooms, an atrium, an auditorium, and academic and administrative offices. Housing teams from multiple colleges, the flexible facility will be able to adapt with ease to accommodate changing research programs. The sustainably designed structure will utilize abundant internal and external glass to put science on display. Hensel Phelps Construction Company began work on the project in spring of 2017 and occupancy is expected in early 2020.