Golden shovels sparkled in the sun as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi broke ground on phase one of “Tidal Hall,” the University’s new life sciences research and engineering building. Dozens of elected officials, community and campus leaders attended the Sept. 6 groundbreaking ceremony.
The new three-story building, located near the first entrance to the main campus, will support cutting-edge research and scholarly activity, and will include six new instructional labs, 34 research labs, as well as much needed faculty office space.
Approval for the new building came from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in September 2015, and with it, the Island University was appropriated $60,000,000 for construction of the building. The new addition is expected to solidify the University position as an Emerging Research University. Completion of the project is anticipated for July 2018.