UT Dallas Sciences Building

Richardson, Texas

Opened in July of 2020, The University of Texas at Dallas’ new Sciences Building is a 186,000 square-foot facility housing the Department of Physics and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The new building includes classrooms, offices, teaching and research laboratories, and features 150-seat and 300-seat lecture halls and an open courtyard with green space and seating areas.

A few potential project challenges for DSI included:

  • Utility plant expansion to support new campus load
  • Congested utility corridors necessary to support lab spaces
  • Installation of an optics lab with extremely stringent temperature and humidity requirements

This project won Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana’s 2021 Best Projects competition for the Best Higher Education/Research category.

DSI RolesMechanical Contractor
Plumbing Contractor
Design Assist
Self-Performed WorkHVAC Piping
HVAC Sheet Metal
Process Gases
Project Size186,000 sq. ft.
5-story building
Total Volume$85 million