University of Texas at Dallas Bioengineering and Science Building
A new, 213,000-square-foot Bioengineering and Science Building is being designed to provide state-of-the-art interdisciplinary teaching and research laboratories, laboratory support spaces, faculty and student offices and administrative offices. The highly flexible building, which is being designed in partnership with ZGF Architects LLP, will house Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Neurosciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The new facility will provide much needed research space for interdisciplinary groups of scientists and engineers from multiple fields and strengthen the University’s aggressive research and teaching mission. The building combines both academic and research space, creating a dynamic home for learning and discovery. It will house flexible, multidisciplinary research laboratories and classroom space for the School of Natural Science and Math, School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The high-tech facility will provide research space for 70 faculty members and their staff members and graduate students, along with teaching laboratories for undergraduate majors in these fields.
The building will be designed to focus on learning and research of the functions of the brain, the nervous system, the cell, the gene, and the disciplines of science and engineering as they relate to the improvement of human functions and electronic sensing devices. The goal for this facility is to ensure dynamic interactions, continuous learning, and ingenious discovery. The Neurosciences Research area provides research space for basic and advanced neuroscience research. Bringing all neuroscience disciplines together, the facility represents a national model for collaborative, trans-disciplinary research and learning. The facility layout fosters collaborative research through shared technical support and centralized analytical facilities. Laboratory flexibility is enhanced with standardized system criteria for ventilation, power, communications, distributed utilities, and finishes. The building achieved LEED Gold Certification.