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Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

Tradition meets modernity at Texas A&M

Project Facts

Location College Station, Texas
Owner Texas A&M University
Size 220,000 SF
Certifications LEED Gold


The completed Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building is a monumental achievement in the history of Texas A&M’s construction endeavors. Strategically positioned between the main and west campuses, it seamlessly merges traditional architectural elements of the university’s style while also championing sustainability and offering adaptable, state-of-the-art facilities tailored to meet the evolving needs of scientific research.

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About the project

The new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) enables Texas A&M University to play a critical role in the most advanced scientific research. This three-story complex is equipped with cutting-edge laboratories, research support space, a conference center, food service, and administrative spaces. The facility is designed to aid in recruiting faculty and students for graduate and undergraduate programs.  

The ILSB is also an outdoor laboratory highlighting sustainable water practices. Meeting the sustainability challenges of this LEED Gold Certified facility, stormwater management, quality, and reuse were essential to the design. The civil engineering team created a set of low-impact development tools from which several were chosen to meet the client’s vision. A cistern currently made of 95% recycled material was designed to capture the rainwater used for 100% of the site’s irrigation needs. A rain garden and a rock berm retain and treat runoff to mimic natural conditions. Texas A&M University is using the ILSB to educate students on sustainability.