In 2013, the College of Natural Sciences developed a Master Space Plan, coordinated with The University of Texas at Austin campus Master Space Plan and the CNS strategic plan. The master space plan guides decisions about how best to innovate and successfully prepare students, promote ground-breaking discoveries and improve our world.
Four major goals for this master space plan are to:
- Reinvigorate Chemistry research and education through a multi-phase Welch Renovation
- Create undergraduate hubs for Math, Physics and Astronomy through enhancements in Robert Lee Moore (RLM)
- Upgrade research and teaching space for the Biological Sciences in Patterson and at the Brackenridge Field Lab
- Strengthen CNS mission and identity by creating the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) through a renovation of the historic Bio Labs building
“We are unlikely to see a significant increase in new space in the next five years, and I believe this plan provides us with guidance to continue to grow our faculty and innovate our programs within the constraints of existing buildings. The plan also points us in directions that will promote greater interdisciplinary collaboration, a key component of our future success as a college.” Linda Hicke | Dean
Planned renovations to campus icons include: Welch Hall, Robert Lee Moore Hall, Brackenridge Field Lab, Biological Laboratories and J. T. Patterson Labs Building.
For questions or to make a donation, please call Kelsey Evans, Assistant Dean for External Relations, at 512-471-6151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.