Providing 433,000 gross square feet of engineering and research space, replacing the Engineering Science Building. This new home of Texas Engineering supports the Cockrell School of Engineering's vision to become a global center for technology innovation, engineering education, and entrepreneurship. Through the integration of undergraduate education, and especially project-based learning, interdisciplinary graduate research, and modern collaborative facilities for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), the EERC brings a new paradigm for engineering education and research to UT Austin. The facility also includes student project labs and a large atrium for collaboration.
Completed in the Summer of 2017, the project received multiple awards, including:
- Nation’s Highest Public Award for New Architecture: the 2018 American Architecture Awards® for the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad
- Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for the Outstanding Project from the National Council of Structural Engineering Association
- Engineering News Record Texas & Louisiana best regional higher education project award
- ENR Regional Project of the Year award
- Associated General Contractors Outstanding Construction Award
- American Institute of Steel Construction: Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2)
- 2019 Illuminating Engineering Society Illunination Award of Merit
The project achieved a LEED Silver certification from the USGBC.