Project Description

College Station, TX

The Innovative Learning Classroom at Texas A&M University in College Station houses the latest cutting-edge technology with fully immersive learning opportunities for students in all majors. This $85 million, 118,000-square-foot, three-story building offers 2,200 new seats across 10 classrooms. Three of these classrooms  are round with 360-degree panoramic multimedia display in which the instructor teaches at the center of the classroom, immersed in the heart of the room with students and technology positioned throughout. The innovative design puts students and instructors “inside” the instruction and encourages more interaction through a design that eliminates “bad seats” in class. Even in the largest classrooms, no student will sit further than 10 rows away from their instructor. The building is also set-up with common meeting spaces where students can gather and collaborate. The building offers a café and common areas and serves as an extension of the Memorial Student Center, where students gather to meet, study and collaborate.

“This building honors Texas A&M’s historic land-grant legacy while also prioritizing the modern, innovative classrooms that will improve student success in the future,” said Texas A&M President Michael K. Young. “It’s an extraordinary facility that will serve students from virtually every area of study, creating more classroom space across campus, expanding our commitment to transformational teaching, and providing advanced technologies that will enhance the learning experience for everyone.”

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Project Details

DATE

August 2020

CLIENT

Texas A&M University

CONTRACTOR

Vaughn Construction

ARCHITECT

Perkins + Will

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