Midland, TX (October 22, 2019) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), along with University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) leaders, JSA Architects, Stantec Architects, community leaders and elected officials gathered on October 22nd for a grand opening reception at the new UTPB engineering building in Midland, TX. Located approximately eight miles east of the main UTPB campus in Odessa, this addition to the Midland Campus helps UTPB move towards a research-intensive classification by providing the space needed to improve engineering research proposals. It enhances the education of undergraduates and graduates through more efficient classrooms, meeting spaces and labs for teaching and research.
AP completed construction of the new 105,801-sf engineering building that includes three stories, with all three floors finished out for current engineering programs. The engineering building contains classrooms, faculty offices, lecture halls, student collaboration spaces and laboratories for mechanical, petroleum and aerospace engineering programs, and includes a 140-space surface parking lot for students and faculty vehicles. This was the University’s first LEED project, with features including solar voltaic cells, irrigation using pond water and turf pavers for fire department access.
“The commitment of the entire project team is the foundation for success on this project,” said Corbett Nichter, Executive Vice President & COO Adolfson & Peterson Construction “From the very beginning, the construction and design teams have been aligned towards a common goal and overcame every challenge to deliver a truly spectacular campus for UTPB.”