University of Texas-Pan American Academic and Administration Building

Location: Edinburg, Texas
Client: University of Texas System
Completion Date: November 2014
Project Size: 40,700 SF
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla
MEP Engineer: MS2 Engineering
Civil Engineer: PCE, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Bender Wells Clark Design
Building Code/Life Safety: AON
Information Technology: ABY Group
Cost Estimating: Project Cost Resources

A combination of multi-purpose rooms, classrooms, departmental offices and faculty offices are brought together in this new building placed to sit comfortably in the site and be an appropriate and sensitive addi­tion to the front of the campus.

Constraints of the site and the influences of the adjacent Adminis­tration building and the University Center help shape the building which parallels the existing curb and parking lot on the south and turns back to form a square plaza in front of the University Center.  A curved arcade connecting the new build­ing to the existing University Center is included to complete this front door to the campus and tie this area together architecturally.