102-853 Gary L Thomas Energy Engineering Building

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 Construction Zone

 Traffic Impacted Zone

 Pedestrian Access

 Pedestrian Access (barrier free)

Project Dates

December 5, 2018 to September 21, 2021

Project Summary

The Gary L Thomas Energy Engineering Building will provide approximately 184,300 gross square feet of critically needed education and research space for the Cockrell School of Engineering.  The project will be located where W.R. Woolrich Labs (WRW) currently resides. The project is central to achieving the Cockrell School of Engineering's vision to be a globally recognized leader in multidisciplinary innovation dedicated to solving the pressing societal problems of the 21st century and beyond, driving future economic progress, and improving the quality of life. Through modular laboratories and integration of undergraduate education, graduate research, and co-location of research and education programs, this project will bring a new paradigm for energy engineering education and research to the university.

Construction Update

Beginning April 12, 2021, and expected to continue through late July 2021, reconstruction of the sidewalks and landscape area on 24th Street in front of the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (GLT EEB) will occur.  In addition, sections of 24th Street will be patched. 
  • The construction fence located at the GLT EEB will be moved to the westbound lane of 24th Street and will be closed during the day. 
  • The eastbound lane will remain open for through traffic. Flaggers will direct traffic during the day.
  • After hours, the fence will be pulled back from 24th Street and the street will return to 2-way traffic.
  • The sidewalk on the southside of 24th Street will remain open with access to the Powerplant and POB buildings. 
Signage for vehicles and pedestrians will be installed at key locations to assist with wayfinding and flaggers will be on-site as needed to direct traffic.

Travel, Parking and Pedestrian Impacts

Travel, parking and pedestrian impacts through January 2022 are detailed in the following Campus communications:


If you have questions about this project, please contact The Office of Capital Planning and Construction.