The Arts and Technology building will be near the center of campus, facing the newly renovated mall.
In 2013, UT Dallas will open the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology (ATEC) building, a $60 million, 155,000 square-foot facility that will be one of the most unique among such educational or research buildings in the world. Private support was not needed for construction of the building, but it will be needed to fully maximize the building’s potential to further advance the union of the creative arts and humanities with the fields of engineering and computer science.
The following naming opportunities are available to donors who want to support this world-class resource for UT Dallas. The minimum gift amounts below may be pledged over a number of years. Donors may choose to permanently endow their gift for long-term support of the ATEC program, or they may allow their gift to be fully expended.
All gifts received through these naming opportunities will be used to advance the ATEC program. This may include the purchase of equipment and software, funding for visiting scholars, and underwriting support for special exhibitions, performances or speakers.
Student Lounges - $10,000
Three lounges will provide spaces for students to collaborate outside the classroom. Each lounge is approximately 400 square feet.
The building will house 2,150 new classroom seats, 50 faculty offices and a 1,200-seat auditorium.
Conference Rooms – From $25,000 to $100,000
Four conference rooms will be available to students as well as faculty, staff and guests to the ATEC building for private meetings. These rooms are approximately 400 to 850 square feet and are located throughout the building.
Game Library - $50,000
This space will serve as a repository of historically-significant icons in the gaming industry, as well as other fields impacted by the evolution of video communication and technology. The Game Library will comprise 300 square feet and be located on the third floor.
Research Labs - $75,000
Five research labs, each approximately 500 square-feet, will provide ATEC faculty and students with the setting needed to push forward the boundaries of knowledge in this evolving field.
Design Studios - $100,000
These five studios are a vital link in the development of both the art and technology that goes into virtual reality, gaming, simulation and other aspects of video and audio production. Each studio is approximately 1,500 square feet.
Render Farm - $100,000
This unique 300 square-foot facility will consist of 25 dedicated render nodes, with the capability to expand large jobs out to an additional 200 individual lab computers. All of this render capacity will allow ATEC to create state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery for animation, visualizations, and complex research ventures.
Visual Arts Studios - $100,000
The unprecedented growth of the ATEC program has also been mirrored by similar growth in the Visual Arts program. New studio space will be dedicated to 3D printmaking, photography, sculpture and painting, and drawing. Each of these four disciplines will be allocated approximately 1,500 square feet, providing four naming opportunities at this level.
Courtyard - $250,000
Located just outside the Lecture Hall and in the heart of the ATEC Building, this open-air courtyard will be an inspiring and signature space. It will be home to receptions before and after major events in the Lecture Hall, as well as a place for quiet conversation or reflection between classes for students and faculty. This venue is also expected to include an array of interesting sculptures and other works of art.
Additional naming opportunities exist, including the 1,200-seat Lecture Hall and exhibition areas on the ground floor. All gift commitments eligible for naming opportunities require a formal gift agreement and are subject to naming policies observed by UT Dallas.
For questions regarding any of these naming opportunities, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 972-883-6504.