About the Building

With world-class petroleum, chemical and mechanical engineering programs, over 20 energy-related research centers and a location in the heart of the nation’s most energy-producing state, The University of Texas at Austin has already firmly established itself as the energy university in the U.S. But, through the years, the only missing piece has been the existence of an impressive facility that can bring the campus together in pursuit of innovative solutions to the energy challenges of the future. Until now.

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Multidisciplinary Research Space
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Area of Focus (Energy)

SIGNATURE FEATURES

"We live in an increasingly global society, and the challenges surrounding energy are best addressed by bringing top experts together — regardless of their academic department or discipline. Inside the GLT, these energy experts can change the world."

Sharon L. Wood
Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering

RENDERINGS

SUPPORTERS

The Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building was made possible by the commitment of The University of Texas Board of Regents and the generosity of our Cockrell School of Engineering alumni and friends.

CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE

Fall 2016

UT Board of Regents commits $100 Million in Permanent University Fund bond proceeds

Fall 2018

Architects complete detailed design and UT Board of Regents approve start date for construction

Fall 2019

Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Fall 2021

Grand Opening