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:
- 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).
- Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - South End Zone Addition - 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 and Charles Seay Building Addition - 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.
- 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:
- Advanced Computing Building (Completed Spring 2016) - Construction of a three-story building connected to the Research Office Complex on the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and featuring public spaces and a 1,500 gross square foot visualization lab on the first floor and Texas Advanced Computing Center offices and conference rooms on the second and third floors.
- 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.
- Austin by Ellsworth Kelly (Completed Winter 2017) - Constructing a free-standing repository north of the Blanton Museum of Art. Conceived by artist Ellsworth Kelly, the structure will contain 15 artworks by Kelly (obtained and installed separately from the construction project).
- Dell Medical School Phase 1 (Completed in stages 2016-2020) - Constructing an education and administration building, a research building, a medical office building, and a parking garage on UT Austin property in the Medical District.
- East Campus Parking Garage (Completed Winter 2018) - Construction of a new 2,000 space parking garage near UFCU Disch-Falk Field to provide parking for students, faculty, staff, events patrons, and visitors east of IH-35.
- Engineering Education and Research Center (Completed Summer 2017) - Constructing approximately 433,000 gross square feet of new education and research space for the Cockrell School of Engineering that includes modular laboratories and allows for the integration of undergraduate education, interdisciplinary graduate research, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
- Robert B. Rowling Hall (Completed Winter 2018) - Constructing an academic building for the Graduate School of Business in a project that includes expanding the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center to further strengthen the ability of the center to support McCombs Executive Education programs.
- Speedway Mall and East Mall (Completed Spring 2018)- Providing pedestrian traffic enhancements and landscape improvements for Speedway Avenue from the Blanton Museum of Art to near East Dean Keeton Street.
- Texas Tennis Center (Completed Winter 2018) - Construction of a new 127,000 gross square foot (GSF) Tennis Center for Texas Athletics to replace the Penick-Allison Tennis Center, demolished in May 2014 to make room for the Dell Medical School buildings. Texas Tennis Center includes a 17,400 GSF locker, training, support, and entry building with upper-level outdoor bleachers and concourse and 12 outdoor NCAA tennis courts. The facility provides a dedicated place for the men’s and women’s tennis teams’ year-round training, practice, and competition and is located near UFCU Disch-Falk Field and Red and Charline McCombs Field.
- Welch Hall Renovation (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.
Completed CIP Projects
CIP updates are available on the UT System website.