- Construction of the Intellectual Commons continues on the east campus.
- Rees-Jones Hall, which opened in fall 2014, features an innovation incubator, “smart” classrooms and interdisciplinary spaces. The facility is home to three of TCU’s most promising initiatives: the TCU Institute of Child Development, the TCU Energy Institute and the TCU IdeaFactory, an entrepreneurial academic initiative.
- An addition to and renovation of the Annie Richardson Bass Building, which also opened in fall 2014, provides Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences with professional settings that feature the same enhanced health care technology used in hospitals. Renovation of 52,000 square feet of existing space will be complete in January 2015.
- A transformation of the Mary Couts Burnett Library into a technology and multimedia-rich environment is under way, with completion scheduled for 2015. A new library entrance opened in fall 2014.
- An ambitious new complex for the Neeley School of Business is on the architects’ drawing boards.
- Marlene Hays Hall, a third new residence facility, opened in Worth Hills this fall, following others in 2012 and 2013. A Worth Hills Multipurpose Building is under construction and will provide multiple dining venues, study lounges, rooms for Greek and other student meetings, and office space. It is scheduled for completion in January 2015.
- The university continues a multiyear effort to bring all classrooms, laboratories and other teaching spaces to state-of-the-art standards.
- Thirteen new buildings and major renovation projects have been certified as Gold or Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and several more are pending certification.
- The 277-acre, park-like campus is located in a residential neighborhood five miles from the heart of downtown Fort Worth.
Point of pride:
The Intellectual Commons, under construction on the east campus, features buildings designed to foster innovation and collaboration.
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