The University of North Texas College of Engineering is adding a new 26,250-square-foot building to its Discovery Park campus.

The state-of-the-art building will house the Department of Biomedical Engineering and enable distance learning through connectivity and projectors. It will contain two large research labs, three teaching labs and three classrooms, one of which will be tiered and seat approximately 200 students.

The architect for the $12.8 million expansion is TreanorHL and the contractor is Sundt Construction.

Recent Updates

09/29/2018

08/27/2018

Roofing to begin next week
Fri, 10/05/2018 - Roofing will begin on the Biomedical Engineering building next week and continue through the next few weeks. During this time, faculty, staff, and students may notice an asphalt odor in the north-west end of the building.
Final Beam Added
Mon, 09/10/2018 - The final beam for the new Biomedical Engineering building was just added! Check out the live stream vid on Facebook to see how it all went UP.
Water Outage August 1 - 7 am - 9 am
Fri, 07/27/2018 - Due to continued construction on the new Biomedical Engineering building, there will be a water outage on the 2nd floor of the College of Engineering Building on Wednesday, August 1, from 7 am until 9 am.
Pouring Concrete July 27
Thu, 07/19/2018 - Sundt Construction will begin pouring concrete at 3 a.m. July 27 for the biomedical engineering building. Loud noise may be possible during this time.
Bathroom Closure 7-8 a.m. July 5
Thu, 06/28/2018 - On July 5, construction crews will remove the water fountains located near the first floor women’s bathroom (K100) and second floor men’s bathroom (C238) on the north-west end of the building. In order to remove the fountains, they will... Read more.

FAQs

  1. Who is the architect and contractor?
  2. The architect for the building is TreanorHL, and the contractor is Sundt Construction.
  3. Where will the new biomedical engineering building be located?
  4. The new building will be located at UNT’s Discovery Park on the northeast corner of the College of Engineering building.
  5. How big will the new building be?
  6. The new building will be 26,250 square-feet and feature two large research labs, three teaching labs and three classrooms.
  7. When will the project be completed?
  8. The project’s anticipated completion is fall 2019.
  9. Will parking be impacted?
  10. No, student, faculty, and staff parking lots will not be impacted during the construction of the new building. Sundt Construction will set up a temporary lot on the northeast side of the building for the construction crews.
  11. Will the bus be impacted?
  12. No, the UNT Discovery Park bus and service will not be impacted due the construction of the new building.

A look back at the groundbreaking

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new biomedical engineering building took place March 22, 2018. The special event included remarks from Department of Biomedical Engineering Founding Chair Vijay Vaidyanathan, UNT President Neal Smatresk, UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe, and James Mayo, a biomedical engineering senior and one of the first students to graduate from the program this spring.