Tier One Leadership
In the Modern West
Preliminary image as of June 2023. Building one of a three building complex.
Texas A&M-Fort Worth is the anchor campus for a technology and innovation district planned around the development of the city’s proposed new downtown innovation district. The campus will provide a Tier One backbone of research and education coupled with a diverse range of innovative education, workforce development, research, technology and service programs offered by Texas A&M University, Tarleton State University, the Texas A&M School of Law, and Texas A&M engineering, agriculture, emergency management and health sciences, among others. This unique development sector endeavor will become a magnet for economic growth in the North Texas region.
The 3.5 acre campus will feature three, distinct buildings and campus greenspace. This four-block complex will include classrooms, laboratories, event spaces, and flexible research and makerspaces that can be used by the public and private sectors to create, problem-solve, mentor and develop workforce skills.
Law and Education Building
Artist’s Rendering – June 2023
Building one of a three building complex
The eight-story, $150 million building will feature academic programs including law, medical technology, nursing, engineering and others designed to meet the economic development and workforce needs of one of the fastest growing cities in America and one of the most robust economic regions of Texas. Other workforce training and professional development opportunities specific to the region will be offered.
Research and Innovation Building
Artist’s Rendering – Coming Later
A Research and Innovation Building will house public and private research and development in such areas as engineering, aerospace, defense, energy, agriculture, transportation, telecommunications, health sciences, nutrition, emergency response and computer-based visualization technologies, just to name a few.
Artist’s Rendering – Coming Later
This will serve as the main entrance to campus and house facilities for meetings and small events as well as office space for project partners and commercial relationships established on the campus. A more detailed specification will follow in the coming months.
The Texas A&M System will construct the Law and Education Building, which is expected to be completed in December of 2025. It will be financed with bonds backed by the Permanent University Fund and other sources.
Texas A&M-Fort Worth has its own team of architects and construction managers who started construction on the Law & Education Building in Summer 2023. Architecture firm Stantec is the primary architect, working with design architect Pelli Clarke & Partners. Construction partners include: Turner Construction Company, CARCON Industries, Source Building Group Inc., and Dikita Enterprises.
The other two buildings will be financed through a cooperative arrangement with the city and private sector partners. This group includes Virginia-based infrastructure and real-estate firm Edgemoor and Dallas-based developer KDC as the development team; Smith Group and Fort Worth-based Bennett Partners as the design team; and Clarke Construction and Fort Worth-based Byrne Construction Services as the construction partners. Start dates for these two buildings have not yet been announced.
Texas A&M-Fort Worth blends Tier 1 research with commercial entrepreneurism. The Texas A&M System values both cutting-edge academic inquiry and practical, market-driven innovation. We will prioritize the creation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as its practical application and commercialization, fostering an environment that encourages both research excellence and business success. Longer term and for the region, we aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry, creating opportunities for students, faculty and the community to collaborate, invent and start new ventures. Our goal is to educate the future workforce for the region.
In Texas, most events of a significant nature are accompanied by a story that illuminates the true essence of the moment. Texas A&M-Fort Worth will recharge the innovation landscape of the community and yes, it has a story.