The University of Texas at El Paso Interdisciplinary Research Building

About the Project

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Interdisciplinary Research Building integrates research, institutional research support and teaching spaces all under one roof. The five-story, 155,000 SF building replaced two underutilized buildings, Barry Hall and Burges Hall, which were originally constructed as dormitories nearly 50 years ago. The new structure includes a café, visitor center, galleries to showcase research, meeting rooms, wet and dry labs, research suites and an 80-seat auditorium. The facility represents a crucial building block for UTEP’s future in expanding research teams, attracting competitive doctoral students and increasing capacity to generate additional revenue. Hensel Phelps broke ground in April 2017 and completed the project in May 2020.

Quick Facts

  • Location El Paso, TX
  • Client The University of Texas System
  • Industry Education
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date May 2020
  • Duration 36 months
  • Contract Value $ 70,200,000
  • Square Footage 155,000 SF

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