The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building is a $60 million, 155,000-square-foot structure.
The building was designed by STUDIOS Architecture, which also designed the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. VAI Architects of Dallas was the Architect of Record.
The concept for the building is that of a portal – it architecturally communicates a gateway to the convergence of the arts and technology.
The Building houses the arts and technology program, the visual arts program, and a 1,200-seat lecture hall.
Classroom space is designated for game design, sound design, visual arts, a motion capture lab, conference rooms, 2-D drawing and painting art studios, 3-D art studios, soundproof chambers, recording studio, and photography labs.
The Building is targeting a LEED Silver level, with a design goal of a Certified level, and had a green-powered electricity contract. The ATEC building is 18 percent more efficient than other buildings on campus.
20 percent of the building materials are recycled content.
Show your support for UT Dallas by naming a space in the new ATEC building. Many opportunities are available, including classrooms, labs, exhibition spaces and studios, and conference rooms.