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

07/03/2018

06/28/2018

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.
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... Read more.
Tue, 06/26/2018 - There will be a scheduled electrical outage from 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 29, to permanently repair lighting and power within the building. The area affected will be the north-west end of the building,... Read more.
Mon, 06/25/2018 - On June 28, construction crews for the biomedical engineering building will need to close the first floor women’s restroom (K100) and second floor men’s restroom (C238) in the north-west... Read more.
Thu, 06/21/2018 - Construction crews will be working Saturday, June 23, to prepare for the grade beam pour next week. Loud noise will occur throughout the day. Access to the building should not be impacted.
Thu, 06/14/2018 - Construction crews for the Biomedical Engineering building will begin saw cutting this week, which requires them to shut off the water heater located in the custodial closet on the north-west end of... Read more.

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.

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.