UTA Opens $125 Million Building Project

UTA Opens $125 Million Building Project

The University of Texas at Arlington celebrated the opening of its new, $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building Friday.

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by Jenelle Langford

The University of Texas at Arlington celebrated the opening of its new, $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building Friday.

This modern, 229,000 square-foot building, located at the northwest corner of Cooper Street and South Nedderman Drive, will aid in advancing research in the areas of brain health, cancer, cardiovascular health, healthy aging and rehabilitative medicine. The building features glass interior walls, collaboration spaces, a two-story classroom wing and four-story research wing.

“The burning desire to make a difference to our community led to the development of a strategic plan focused on enabling a sustainable megacity of the future,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said.

The Arlington campus has grown significantly within recent years, following its Campus Master Plan to renovate buildings and add new facilities. Recent additions, such as the West Hall housing unit and Commons dining hall, opened in August to kick off the new semester.

“Being Mavericks means that we are different, that we reach for the stars aiming for heights of excellence and achievements that others may shy away from,” Karbhari said.