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Project Details

Substantial Completion

June, 2020

Total Projected Cost


Square Footage

140,000 GSF


Alamo Architects

San Antonio, TX


Lawrence, KS


Shah Smith & Associates, Inc.

Houston, TX


Bartlett Cocke General

Contractors, San Antonio, TX

Summary: The project consists of approximately 140,000 gross square feet spread across four stories. The building will provide for classrooms, faculty offices, and science and engineering research and instructional laboratories, and is part of the University’s strategic plan for providing state-of-the-art space for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research.

Location: Adjacent to the Paseo del Sur on the southeast portion of campus, east of the Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building and south of the Arts (ART) Building.

SEB Fact Sheet

Update: 21 June, 2017 – Construction Challenges/Closed Service Drive and Pedestrian Route

With large construction projects come unforeseen challenges, and this has been no exception with the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) utility construction.  Prior to the start of utility work that began on June 5, Facilities sent out a notification indicating that the south Service Drive Entrance, between the AET and BSE, and the pedestrian route into the BSE would remain open during the utility work.  Unfortunately, the contractor closed these routes on June 19 without coordinating with Facilities and this has had a negative impact on the university community.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused and have instructed the contractor to re-open the Service Drive entrance and pedestrian route on June 22 to assure unimpeded access to vehicles and pedestrians.  If there is a future need to close or alter these routes, we will provide the campus advanced notification.

The SEB utility work was scheduled to begin early in the Summer so we could finish this most disruptive portion of the work when there would be the least impact on the University community.  While there is never an ideal time to complete excavation and installation of utility infrastructure, particularly when it impacts parking and occupants of existing buildings, we are doing our best to limit disruption to the campus community, and will continue to do so in the future.

Facilities will continue to post SEB construction updates and notifications on our website at:, provide information for publication on UTSA Today, utilize social media platforms, and send email notifications like this to inform the University community of important developments relating to the SEB construction project.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the largest construction project in university history and look forward to when the SEB will provide much needed laboratory, classroom, and collaborative space to support UTSA’s academic and research programs.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the SEB construction, please contact Jonathan Jarrell at ext. 6883.


Construction of the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB) will begin on June 5, 2017 with site preparation and underground utility work.  To accommodate construction, the greenbelt located east of the BSE and south of the ART, service drive entry adjacent to the ART, portions of Bauerle Rd Lot 1, Ford Rd Lot and Ximenes Ave Lot, and part of the Paseo del Sur will be closed as indicated in the schedule below.  Temporary pedestrian sidewalks will be installed along Bauerle Road and between the ART and Paseo del Sur.  The sidewalks will open on June 12, 2017 and will remain in place for the duration of the project.  All closures will be cordoned off with construction fencing and directional signage will be posted at each site.  For additional information, please reference the attached map, visit the Facilities website at, or contact the Facilities Services Center at 458-4262.

SEB Construction Map – Phase 1

SEB Constrution ADA Route

Location of Closure: Date of Closure:
Greenbelt – construction site June 5, 2017 – June 17, 2020
Bauerle Rd Lot 1 June 5, 2017 – June 17, 2020
Service drive entry – next to ART June 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Ximenes Ave and Ford Rd lots – next to AET June 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Ford Rd Lot (portion) – next to BSE June 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Paseo del Sur (portion) – south side June 1, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Utility Work at SEB Site – June 12 – 17, 2017

SEB Ground Breaking Ceremony – June 9, 2017

Future Site of SEB (Utility Work Began on 5 June, 2017)