Campus Construction Continues
KIMBERLY MILLER | August 21, 2008
and School of Nursing building
UTEP’s skyline is set to change, yet again
Design and budget approvals from The University of Texas System Board of Regents have paved the way for construction to begin on buildings that will house the College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing and the chemistry and computer science departments.
Construction of the two high-tech facilities is expected to begin this fall.
The 135,000-square-foot health sciences and nursing building will feature classroom and research space as well as a state-of-the-art simulation labs. It will move fundamental components of the two units to campus from the off-campus space they’ve long inhabited.
“This new building will have more equipment that will help students gain better experience in our field,” said Claudia Arredondo, College of Health Sciences representative for the UTEP Student Government Association. “It will really help to have us all together on campus, too.”
The 150,000-square-foot Chemistry and Computer Science Building will also add much-needed classroom and lab space to campus and will give faculty more opportunities for collaboration across various fields of study.