The 175,000-square-foot, multistory building will contain classrooms, labs, offices and support space for the Department of Physics and the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, the spokesperson said.
It will also include areas for teaching, advising, research activities, lecture halls and student collaboration space.
Construction of the building, which commenced in 2018, was necessitated by UT Dallas’ growing student population. The project is expected to wrap up in March.
“As one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas, UT Dallas continues to mature with the addition of new state-of-the-art buildings, updated infrastructure and enhanced services,” Calvin D. Jamison, vice president for facilities and economic development, said in a statement.
Over the past decade, the number of students attending UT Dallas has nearly doubled to 29,543. By 2023, enrollment is expected to grow to 35,000, according to university President Richardson C. Benson.
The new science building will support 1,750 additional students, 50 faculty members and 20 senior lecturers and will provide space for $7.5 million per year of additional research activities, according to UT Dallas.