Frisco’s UNIT is on the way to the finish line for their new building for their existing and incoming students according to a Dallas Morning News article from June 1 which reports,
“The 135,000-square-foot, four-story building is situated on 100 acres at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Panther Creek Parkway.
The land was provided by the city of Frisco at no cost to begin the partnership, according to a news release, after the UNT Board of Regents approved the UNT at Frisco master plan in August 2019.
With a design that focuses on student success and collaboration, classrooms and study spaces in the building “promote collaboration, transparency and open communication between the faculty and students,” according to the release.
The design calls for 29 classrooms and 69 additional “huddle” or collaboration rooms.”
UNT President Neal Smartresk is eager for the development because the new building will be an opportunity to have more programs and courses than they previously did ever since 2016 according to a Community Impact article. They say,
“We are committed to our partners with the city of Frisco, Collin County and Collin College to continue providing the highest quality education experience to Collin County and beyond. This new facility will ensure UNT continues supporting programs and partnerships in an area synonymous with innovative growth.”
UNT has been offering classes in Frisco since 2016, with satellite locations at Hall Park and Inspire Park. UNT was the first four-year institution in Collin County.
UNT at Frisco will exclusively offer programs that include project design and analysis, industrial distribution and applied project deign and analysis. The campus is expected to offer classes in 27 undergraduate and master’s level programs.”
The new building broke ground last fall of 2020 and they are looking to finish next year along with the opening of classes in the new building.
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