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Construction Proceeds on TAMIU’s Largest Classroom, Laboratory Building Posted: 1/30/18

Construction Proceeds on TAMIU’s Largest Classroom, Laboratory Building

 

Globe at TAMIU Entrance
 

The skyline at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is changing as construction continues on the University’s Academic and Laboratory Hall on the campus’ east side.

When completed, the three-story, 118,000 gross square feet building will be the largest classroom and laboratory addition to the campus, and home to its growing engineering and science programs. The massive structure enables TAMIU to increase popular offerings in critical STEM fields.

The Academic and Laboratory Hall features innovative uses of glass and soaring spaces, and is projected to welcome faculty and students in 2019. Among the most intriguing aspects of the building are its transparency in classroom and laboratory areas, both encouraging and enabling collaborations.

This past November, the University welcomed community members to a Topping Off Ceremony, including a living, six-foot Italian Stone Pine, which will be integrated into the building’s landscaping in the future. A building beam was also signed by visitors.

The Texas A&M University System Chancellor, John Sharp and State Senator Judith Zaffirini, were present. 

Chancellor Sharp noted that the new building affirms TAMIU’s mission.

“By providing them the opportunity to learn on this beautiful campus, with incredible faculty, in state-of-the-art facilities like this new building, TAMIU is truly changing the lives of its students,” Sharp observed.

In her remarks, Senator Zaffirini invoked the words of Winston Churchill, who said “We shape our buildings, and then they shape us.”  “This building will help us to grow and serve our students…and help them to be excellent in every way,” Zaffirini said.

The Academic and Laboratory Hall’s soaring design will create a beautiful beacon on campus, Arenaz said.

“When complete, there will quite simply be nothing like it. It will be an impressive part of our campus’ architecture, and a beautiful beacon of learning,” Dr. Arenaz concluded.

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

University information is also available on its social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz adds his signature to construction last summer.
TAMIU President Dr. Pablo Arenaz adds his signature to construction last summer.