About Master Plan
Green Innovation for Healthy Texans: Watch Us Grow
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Rd., is nearing completion of a comprehensive renovation, which includes upgraded existing buildings, overhauled infrastructure, new public teaching facilities, and a technologically advanced, low-carbon-footprint headquarters building for Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and extension specialists.
A new Home for Innovation in North Texas
New facilities of the Dallas Center will house Texas A&M University System initiatives that train the latest advancements in the agriculture and life sciences on increasing human health. Each program housed at Dallas addresses obstacles facing our food production systems, water supplies, natural resources, and human behaviors that affect our own well-being and environments. The center places specific focus in the areas of green innovation, healthy food systems, sustainable landscapes, and improved ecosystems.
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.
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.
More than 6 acres of landscape on campus, renovated by the Dallas Center's expert horticulturists and plant scientists, will serve as public demonstrations throughout the year. A comprehensive palette of regionally native and adapted plant life will grow alongside resource efficient turgrass varieties, bred by the Dallas Center's turf breeding program. Properly selected plants and scientifically proven care methods will teach our guests about the functional and aesthetic benefits of low-water-use landscapes that require minimal inputs.
Architect Renderings: Headquarters Building
This scrolling gallery shows artist renderings of the headquarters building under construction at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, expected for completion in late 2018.
Architect Renderings: Water Education Building
The renderings in this scrolling gallery show a finished water education building, now under construction at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas.
Progress in Aerial Photos
The photos in this scrolling gallery of aerial views show building progress of the new headquarters building at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas.
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.
A foundation is poured and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Dallas is ready to begin construction of its new headquarters building for North Texas.