Located on the Texas A&M RELLIS Campus, this state-of-the-art STEM building has eight labs, 18 classrooms, and exhibits a different science per floor. The floors are interdisciplinary with corridor space in the center to serve as collaboration areas with huddle rooms and peer-to-peer learning spaces. The building’s exterior reflects the RELLIS campus context and blends with the existing campus narrative.
Establishing a presence for Blinn on the RELLIS campus was the main priority and the building was designed around that inclusive concept. The building incorporates transparency and activity on the ground floor, as well as gathering spaces on the exterior porch. The gathering spaces serve as “touch down” space for students in various ways to promote social activity. The building provides a variety of gathering spaces: public individual spaces at the atrium, private group huddle rooms, and collaborative spaces where students have access to marker boards and technology.
The flexible classrooms include a makerspace with 3D printers. The fourth floor houses the faculty and dean suite, as well as a terrace that looks toward the future development of the Texas A&M RELLIS campus.