ECSW Inspires Innovation
The Engineering and Computer Science West (ECSW) Building is the newest jewel at The University of Texas at Dallas, a rapidly expanding institution which has pursued Tier One status in spite of being only 50 years old. The four-story building is housed at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and includes 200,000 square feet of research and teaching labs, faculty offices, student workspaces, a grab-and-go retail food outlet and a 300-seat auditorium.
Designed by faculty and staff, its all glass structure and visible piping and heating systems are meant to educate students. Passersby can watch research in energy, robotics and nanotechnologies and biotechnologies, and students work at all hours of the day in the building’s inviting study spaces. In honor of its distinctive design, the building has won multiple major awards, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification and R&D Magazine Lab of the Year.
As the Jonsson School enters a new chapter of growth, the ECSW building will inspire students, faculty and staff alike to achieve greatness.
TEXO Distinguished Building Award – First Place General Contractor, Educational Facilities 3 (over $30 M)
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