The University of Texas at Arlington Science Engineering Innovation Research Building

Arlington, TX United States

Project Description

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) building is a collaborative, team-based learning and discovery space designed to provide significant student support in workforce need and research activity. Designed by Page in collaboration with ZGF Architects, the sustainable 229,000-square foot facility provides two floors of instructional space, with research activities occupying four floors and a basement level. State-of-the-art teaching is supported by 900 seats and research space was designed to advance health science discoveries and enable dramatic growth in engineering, science programs.

The modern glass and steel building creates a new, iconic southern entry to the UTA campus. Each floor incorporates a 150-seat and a 300-seat classroom, both intended for general campus use for larger core courses. A key design aspect is glass interior walls enabling work in the collaborative lab space to be visible to first-year students — a concept called "science on display."

The building is designed in accordance with sustainable practices, with high energy efficient heating and cooling systems, water conservation practices and sustainable materials for flooring and interior finishes. Construction of the Texas limestone, steel-and-glass structure was managed by AECOM Hunt and classes in the building began in the fall semester of 2018.