The University of Texas at Austin Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building

  • Austin, Texas
    190,000 SF
    Beck – Preconstruction, Construction
    Jacobs – Architecture

The Cockrell School of Engineering’s Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (GLT EEB) is a multidisciplinary facility housing the mechanical, chemical, petroleum, and geosystem engineering disciplines. This 190,000-square-foot concrete structure spans seven levels and serves three main purposes: research, teaching, and support. As a wet lab-intensive building, it features over 110 fume hoods distributed across various labs on all floors.

The exterior of the building is primarily composed of curtain wall/window wall systems, brick and stone masonry, and metal panels. A concrete pedestrian bridge connects the GLT EEB to the existing Energy Education and Research Building. The site includes a West Plaza with landscaping, hardscape, site furniture, and lighting.

This project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification under LEED v4 for BD+C: New Construction.