Capital Improvement Program
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) on the UT Austin campus is summarized in the University of Texas System’s long-range plan. The CIP is a six-year projection of major new construction as well as repair and rehabilitation projects to be implemented and funded from UT Austin and System-wide revenue sources. Major new construction and repair and rehabilitation projects are defined in Rule 80301 of the Regents’ Rules and Regulations as those with a total project cost of $10 million or more. Projects that are architecturally or historically significant are also identified as major projects regardless of cost. The most recent updates to the CIP and CIP archives are available on the UT System Capital Improvement Program site.
Current Projects in the CIP
Currently, the CIP includes these projects at UT Austin, among others. Click on each project link below to see the project summary and photos or renderings of the project:
- Blanton Museum of Art Master Plan - This project will establish a pedestrian and visitor friendly environment with a clear walking path from the adjacent parking garage to the front door of the museum and among the three museum buildings, construct a programmable outdoor area, and address drop-off and shade issues creating a sense of cohesion between the buildings.
- Campus Infrastructure Upgrades - This proposed project is a single multi-year program of work over a three-year time frame consisting of varying infrastructure upgrades include heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), roofing, and building envelope repairs for Battle Hall (BTL); F. L. Winship Drama Building (WIN); Music Building and Recital Hall (MRH); Goldsmith Hall (GOL); and West Mall Office Building (WMB).
- Engineering Discovery Building - The proposed Engineering Discovery Building (EDB) will replace the existing Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) building. The proposed 212,205 GSF will support research within the Cockrell School of Engineering incorporating flexible and reconfigurable research labs, integrated teaching labs and classrooms, and collaborative areas for students and faculty.
- Gary L Thomas Energy Engineering Building - Providing approximately 184,300 gross square feet of engineering and research space on six levels, to replace the existing Woolrich Labs on 24th Street for the Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE).
- Hogg Memorial Auditorium Renovation - The renovation will include restroom, life safety, and accessibility upgrades for compliance with the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requirements. Exterior site improvements, adjacent to the front-door entrance, include ADA parking spaces, and sidewalk modifications for a more cohesive space.
- Marine Science Institute Rebuild - This project is intended to bring the Institute up to full operation as quickly as possible by replacing damaged roofs and mechanical systems. Various rebuilding projects will continue across the Institute including interior and exterior restoration of numerous buildings, rebuilding of the pier, and replacement of student housing.
- Texas Athletics Basketball and Rowing Training Facility - The Project will consist of approximately 75,200 GSF on four-floor levels adjacent to the new Moody Center just south of Robert Dedman Drive and 20th Street. It will serve as the primary training facility for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Programs and Women’s Rowing Program to include basketball courts and rooms for rowing ergometer, strength & conditioning, sports medicine, offices, and meetings. The Project will also include 12,600 GSF of interior finish-out in the Moody Center for the men’s and women’s basketball team locker rooms and retail store spaces.
- Red River Street Realignment - In addition to the construction of the new multi-purpose arena, the University is undertaking a separate Capital Improvement Program project to realign Red River Street from approximately its intersection with 18th Street to just south of its intersection with Dean Keeton Street. This project will align Red River Street generally along the route of the existing Robert Dedman Drive. The name of this newly realigned street will remain Robert Dedman Drive (within Campus boundaries). Upon completion of the newly realigned Red River Street, the existing Red River Street will be formally vacated from approximately its intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to its intersection with Clyde Littlefield Drive. This realignment is required to allow a footprint for the new Arena to be constructed.
Recently Completed CIP Projects
Click on the link to each project below for the project summary and to see photo galleries of these completed projects:
- Applied Research Laboratories Clark S. Penrod Wing (Completed Spring 2021) - Providing approximately 73,000 gross square feet of much-needed additional office and workspace on three levels. The project also includes the replacement and expansion of existing utility equipment and infrastructure necessary to support the new building and ensure reliable service to the rest of the ARL campus.
- Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - South End Zone Addition (Completed Fall 2021) - The South End Zone Addition will complete our Stadium bowl by replacing the existing bleachers at the south end of the Stadium. The addition will include new suites, clubs, loge boxes, sponsor amenities, new fan seating, an upgraded video scoreboard, and new coaches’ offices as well as upgrading the existing Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center with the latest Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services technologies.
- Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building Addition (Completed Winter 2021) - Providing a 32,700 gross square foot addition to the current SEA building 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.
- Welch Hall Renovations (Completed Summer 2020) - Renovated the 1978 wing to update mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, separate classroom, and research spaces create more flexible laboratory space, and address life safety and security concerns.
Past Completed CIP Projects
CIP updates are available on the UT System website.