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US University Unveils Plans for $60m Arts and Technology Building

15 May 2011 (Last Updated May 15th, 2011 18:30)

The University of Texas Dallas (UT Dallas) has unveiled plans for the construction of a $60m arts and technology (ATEC) building on its campus in Dallas, Texas, in the US. The new facility has been designed by global design practice Studios Architecture. The new building wil

The University of Texas Dallas (UT Dallas) has unveiled plans for the construction of a $60m arts and technology (ATEC) building on its campus in Dallas, Texas, in the US.

The new facility has been designed by global design practice Studios Architecture.

The new building will house classes for game design, visual arts, conference rooms, 2D drawing and painting art studios, 3D art studios, in addition to photography and print making labs.

Plans also include a 1,200-seat auditorium with an external courtyard along with an exterior video screen showcasing ATEC projects and other visual arts.

Work on the project is expected to commence in August 2011, with completion scheduled for 2013.