TAMU-San Antonio opens 171,000-SF academic centerTAMU-San Antonio opens 171,000-SF academic centerhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=30102014-09-19T19:51:00Z2014-09-19T15:30:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - Texas A&M University-San Antonio has formally dedicated Central Academic Building & Patriots' Casa. The $75 million building is the largest yet on TAMU-San Antonio's growing campus located in South San Antonio.

The four-story, 170,750-sf building will be the physical heart of the fastest-growing component of the Texas A&M University System. It features an auditorium, lecture halls, science labs and classrooms.

Space will be provided for various student services, student lounge areas and an “Opportunity Mall/Hall” for events and club activities. A cyber café and food court are also planned with wireless Internet throughout.

About 300 new parking spaces are being added near the Central Academic Building for visitors, students, faculty and staff.

The school near the intersection of Loop 410 and Zarzamora St. has an enrollment of about 4,520 students and has grown 216 percent in the past five years.

About 74 percent of the student population are first-generation college students.

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