A new academic building at Texas AampM International in Laredo is scheduled to open in 2019 Texas A&M International University

A new academic building at Texas A&M International in Laredo is scheduled to open in 2019.

Texas A&M International will construct academic building on Laredo campus

120,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2019.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week to kick off construction of a $70.2 million new academic building on the Laredo campus.

TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz says the 120,000-square-foot Academic Building will be the largest classroom addition to the TAMIU campus to date.

“It will allow us to expand higher-education accessibility to an even greater number of students and also increase offerings in critical STEM fields,” says Arenaz.

The new building also will provide larger lecture halls and additional laboratory space.

“We will be able to accommodate larger classes with this building, and its teaching laboratories will be able to meet the growing demand in STEM and nursing fields,” Arenaz says.

Major construction activity will begin in early January 2017. If construction proceeds as planned, the building is expected to be complete in late Spring 2019.

The architect is EYP Architects, and the builder is Bartlett Cocke General Contractors.

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