The University of Texas at Austin
  • Construction and renovation continues on campus

    By Laurie Lentz
    Laurie Lentz
    Published: Oct. 18, 2007

    The University of Texas at Austin is in a constant state of expansion and modernization. From the expansion of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, increasing capacity to 90,000, to construction of the new Biomedical Engineering Building, which will house labs and research space, the university is growing and continuing to improve its facilities improving.

    The following is an update on some of the projects going on around the university:

    Biomedical Engineering Building
    Construction of the new Biomedical Engineering Building on West Dean Keeton Street between University Avenue and Wichita Street is on track to be completed ahead of schedule. It will house natural science teaching labs, pharmacy research space and offices, and will have a bridge to the Neural Molecular Science Building on the east side. Completion date: summer 2008.

    Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Expansion

    Expansion of the stadium at the north end zone will increase seating capacity to 90,000 seats with suites and a new club. The stadium will include concessions, a new athletic academic area, student food court area, student ticket office and future gym areas, as well as the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. The stadium is now open for the 2007 football season and the project is on schedule, which required working around the clock to make up for lost time due to the 2007 summer rains.
    Completion date: fall 2008.

    Edgar A. Smith Building
    Construction of the Edgar A. Smith Building continues. As the second phase of the Blanton Museum of Art building project, the Smith building will house the museum cafe, store, classrooms, an auditorium and museum offices. With the art museum, the Smith building will form a gateway around the Faulkner Plaza.
    Completion date: late spring 2008.

    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
    Under construction at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South University Avenue is a world-class residential learning environment named in recognition of a $25 million commitment from AT&T to the university. The facility will be used for conferences, seminars and continuing executive education programs. Construction is on schedule for classrooms, amphitheater, break-out rooms, conference rooms and an 800-seat ballroom to complement 300 guest rooms and three restaurants.
    Completion date: August 2008.

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