Watch us Grow
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Dallas is undergoing comprehensive renovation. Our campus over the next two years will be transformed by upgrading existing buildings, overhauling infrastructure, adding new public teaching facilities, and constructing a state-of-the-art, environmentally savvy headquarters building for AgriLife scientists and staff.
A three-story building, complete with cutting edge research facilities, will anchor the Dallas campus and house our staff. Rooftop experiment greenhouses and laboratories equipped with the latest technology for our research initiatives will round out the bulk of the headquarters building. About 100 AgriLife Research and Extension experts will work in an environment whose open-concept design will provide plenty of natural light, modern work spaces, and the latest networking and information technologies. Outside, the structure will make use of a large rain harvesting cistern, high-efficiency water and electrical fixtures, and sustainable construction materials.
New Water Education Building
A second new building will house the Dallas Center's comprehensive offerings on public water conservation and use efficiency education. About 300 patrons can inhabit the space as they attend free public courses and special events related to protecting our most precious natural resource. A large rain harvesting tank, on display outside, will work alongside massive underground cisterns to provide 100 percent of the water used by the facility. The adjacent rain garden and storm water runoff demonstrations will provide real world conservation examples and a spectacular view to the Dallas Center's visitors.
Our campus' landscape will be renovated in-house by the Dallas Center's expert horticulturists and plant scientists. A comprehensive pallet of regionally native and adapted plant life will grow alongside resource efficient turgrass varieties, bred by the Dallas Center's turf breeding program. Our native and adapted plant selections along with scientifically proven care methods will ensure the lowest possible water requirements and minimal need for inputs like harsh fertilizers and chemicals.
Progress in Video
Saving our Trees
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Dallas relocated 58 mature trees in an effort to protect them from being uprooted during our new campus construction initiative.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas continues its renovation project with a little "cleanup," and by that we do mean demolition. Watch us move our "Growtainer" units and demolish two buildings.