Thursday, February 16, 2012

UTEP Hires Firm to Improve Campus Design

UTEP has hired design firms Lake/Flato Architects of San Antonio and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects (TELA) of Austin to help transform six areas of campus into more pedestrian-friendly, better-designed "memorable spaces."

According to UTEP's press release, the areas involved are: Memorial Triangle, Leech Grove, Circle Drive (between Old Main and the Psychology Building), the arroyo, the courtyard behind the Physical Sciences Building, and Miner Alley (the walkway between the Sun Bowl Parking Garage and the Fox Fine Arts Building, Miners Hall, Worrell Hall and Hudspeth Hall).

The firms will submit conceptual designs by May 31, which will also include probable costs associated with the construction work. The University hopes that work will be completed by 2014, the year of its Centennial Celebration.

The firms have experience in campus design, including Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus and University of Arizona.

UTEP's master plan can be found here:
Original Press Release: