UTRGV Edinburg pencils in $37.6M building UTRGV Edinburg pencils in $37.6M building https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=912015-08-21T12:44:00Z2015-08-20T08:00:00Z

EDINBURG - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg could expand by 53 acres, and a $37.6 million Interdisciplinary Engineering and Academic Studies Building could grace the existing campus under key items set for action by the UT System Board of Regents, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

Those two items, along with the appropriation of $10 million for the UT-RGV School of Medicine and the new proposed official seal for UT-RGV are among local interests being monitored by the EEDC and the Edinburg City Council, which championed those measures last spring through the Texas Legislature.

According to the synopsis provided by the UT System:

  • This project will construct an approximately 77,000 GSF (gross sf) building on the Edinburg campus for interdisciplinary space necessary to support enrollment growth in the rapidly growing region;
  • The facility will include a large, 250-seat lecture auditorium, 150-seat lecture hall, 60-seat classrooms, and offices.

Although particular emphasis will be placed on preparation of engineering students, this facility will also address flexible space requirements for other disciplines as needed.

Additionally, the project will include an outdoor pavilion to be used as a gathering area and study space to relieve pressure on more expensive indoor space and to support academic events.

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