102-1219 Sarah M. & Charles E. Seay Building Addition

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 Construction Zone

 Traffic Impacted Zone

 Pedestrian Access

 Pedestrian Access (barrier free)

Project Dates

January 15, 2020 to November 1, 2021

Project Summary

The Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building Addition will provide approximately 34,911 gross square feet to support the Department of Psychology; Institute for Mental Health Research and Center for Perceptual Systems. This will provide office and lab space for current and future researchers and their programs.

The addition will be located adjacent to the Sarah and Charles Seay Building (SEA) as shown in the Campus Masterplan.  SEA is located between Wichita Street and Speedway just north of East Dean Keeton.  The new addition will connect to the existing building on the north side where the loading dock exists currently.

Project Impacts

  • The west entrance sidewalk at 2600 Wichita Street will be closed.  Once the new exterior canopy is constructed, the temporary dock, lift, and drive will be removed and the sidewalk will be restored to its original condition. 

  • The east sidewalk along Wichita Street is closed just north of the SEA West entrance. 

  • Pedestrians will need to use the west sidewalk to travel north past SEA.

Travel, Parking, and Pedestrian Impacts

Travel, parking, and pedestrain impacts through June 2022 are detailed in the following Campus communications

Bicyclists are encouraged to refer to the City of Austin Bike Map.

Parking impacts and details are available at https://parking.utexas.edu/construction-disruptions

The Construction Advisory website will be an ongoing resource for information as work moves forward. Signage will be installed at key locations to assist with wayfinding. Due to the fluid nature of construction, this information is subject to change, but we will do our best to provide timely communication if changes are necessary.


If you have questions about this project, please contact Capital Planning and Construction capitalplanningandconstruction@austin.utexas.edu