Posted: 12/09/16

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for TAMIU’s New Academic Building


Academic Building
New Academic Building  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students will witness the largest classroom addition to their campus to date with the construction of the $70.2 million New Academic Building.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the New Academic Building will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at 10:45 a.m. near the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium.

Among those present at the ceremony will be Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz as well as University faculty, students and staff.

Dr. Arenaz explained that the Academic Building will be the largest classroom addition to the TAMIU campus to date.

“The 120,000 square-foot facility will house TAMIU’s growing engineering and science programs as well as provide critical learning and laboratory space,” Dr. Arenaz said, “It will allow us to expand higher education accessibility to an even greater number of students and also increase offerings in critical STEM fields.”

The new building will also provide larger lecture halls and additional laboratory space, thus addressing rapid growth, Arenaz said.

“We will be able to accommodate larger classes with this building and its teaching laboratories will be able to meet the growing demand in STEM and nursing fields,” he said.

The Texas A&M University System and TAMIU have contracted EYP Architects and Bartlett Cocke General Contractors to design and construct the building. Major construction activity will begin in early January 2017. If construction proceeds as planned, the building is expected to be complete in late Spring 2019.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


 Chancellor John Sharp          

 Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp will be present during the Groundbreaking Ceremony.