About Our Campus
This page features campus facility descriptions and an interactive image gallery that showcase the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Scroll down for a tour of laboratories, work spaces, research and teaching installations of Texas A&M AgriLife's headquarters for North Texas.
The Dallas center's new, low-carbon-footprint headquarters building anchors the campus and houses the bulk of our staff. The rooftop research greenhouse includes the latest temperature control software and advanced light technology. Expansive laboratories in the three-story building deliver the latest equipment and safety standards for our research initiatives. Meanwhile, open office areas, comprising most of the building, include space for about 100 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service professionals. Inside, the building uses high-efficiency water and electrical fixtures, and resource-conserving architecture. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to illuminate modern interiors. The center's offices and six conference rooms offer the latest networking and information technology. Outside, the facility's 30,000 gallon showcase rain harvesting cistern helps to irrigate demonstration landscapes across campus. An additional 40,000 gallon cistern harvests rainwater underground.
Modern laboratories in the headquarters building offer natural light and unobstructed views of neighboring work spaces.
Open-concept work areas at the Dallas center offer plenty of natural light, modern interiors and seamless transitions into their adjacent laboratories.
Rooftop research greenhouses at Dallas include advanced temperature control software and light technology for plant research.
The Dallas center's main conference room, featuring a regionally inspired mural, is one of six in the headquarters building. They include the latest digital conferencing and presentation technologies.
Water Education Building
The Water Education Building and Benny J. Simpson Ecopark (above) are located on campus at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. The facility houses the center's comprehensive public education offerings. It serves as a meeting space for regional gatherings on a range of agricultural and ecological topics. About 300 patrons can inhabit the building's conference hall as they attend free public courses and special events throughout the year by Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University public outreach program — the group also responsible for the park's restoration.
Turfgrass Research Field Plots
The research field plots at Dallas serve as a testing grounds for new cultivars of increasingly water- and resource-efficient turfgrasses. Applications for turfgrasses bred here include a number of green industries. Click here to see our varieties and read about our breeding program.
Turfgrass Research Shade Structure
Turfgrass researchers at Dallas use structures like this one to test the shade tolerances of hundreds of turfgrass cultivars. Their viability in an array of conditions will determine whether these specimens make it into the consumer market. Read more about the breeding program and explore our existing market varieties here.