This addition of approximately 32,700 GSF to the Sarah M. & Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) will provide the Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts (COLA), and the University of Texas at Austin with many benefits. For Psychology, the primary benefits will be centrally located research space for the Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) and consolidated office space for Center for Perceptual Systems (CPS), as well as 2,900 GSF of warm shell space to support future faculty hiring.
Consolidating the research groups will help make the Seay Building a collaborative center for the entire Department of Psychology. The direct connection of the addition to the existing building will provide much-needed departmental adjacencies and collaborative opportunities for researchers. For COLA and the University, this building will represent a commitment to cutting-edge scientific study. The project includes offices and dry labs for research as well as computational research in modeling, simulation, and analysis of data collected.