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University of North Texas at Dallas Breaks Ground on STEM Building

Published 10/13/2023
University of North Texas at Dallas - STEM Building
University of North Texas at Dallas - STEM Building
University of North Texas at Dallas - STEM Building

The University of North Texas at Dallas broke ground on the $100 million Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Building in September of 2023. Stantec is providing integrated design services for the 122,000-sf facility, which will offer up to 20 general purpose “high-flex” classrooms, nine teaching labs, three research labs, and numerous collaboration spaces. Adaptable wet labs will leverage modular infrastructure to accommodate a variety of biology and chemistry courses. Housing faculty and staff offices, study areas, and an instrumentation suite, the four-story structure will include a cold room and a dark-enabled room for the storage of materials in optimal conditions. On the ground floor, a prefunction area will connect to a multipurpose classroom and meeting venue capable of seating up to 250 occupants, complemented by a nearby café.

HarrisonKornberg Architects is the associate architect for the project, as well as providing community engagement leadership. Vaughn Construction is the general contractor for the sustainably designed facility, which carries a construction cost of $79 million. Offering exceptional indoor air quality, the biophilic development will integrate locally sourced materials, smart building controls, and water harvesting technologies. Extensive glazing will admit natural light while offering inspiring views of the surrounding courtyard, promenade, and amphitheater. Completion is expected in spring of 2026.

Organization Project Role
HarrisonKornberg Architects
Associate Architect
Vaughn Construction
General Contractor