ARLINGTON - A new, landmark gateway welcoming visitors to The University
of Texas at Arlington is rising at UTA Boulevard and South Cooper Street.
and cast stone tower will stand more than 35 feet tall and glow after dark with
Maverick blue lighting. The monument was designed by Schrickel, Rollins and
Associates, Inc. of Arlington, and incorporates materials and architectural
themes that will be reflected in key structures within the College Park
“This lighted tower will become synonymous with a University
on the rise,” UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said. “It will be a gateway
signaling that students and visitors are welcome on our campus. We expect it to
become a recognized icon for our world-class institution.”
gateway is part of the larger Engineering Research Quadrangle and will stand
west of the Engineering Research Building, a 234,000-square-foot, state-of-the
art, collaborative research center that opened early this year.
emerging College Park District spans more than 20 acres along Center Street at
the University’s eastern border. Signature facilities include College Park
Center, a 6,500-seat events venue expected to be completed late this year, and
College Park, a campus residential and retail center scheduled to open in summer
Rollins also designed The Green at College Park, a new urban park southeast of
College Park Center that features sustainable materials and landscaping. The
Green was dedicated this spring.
gateway tower will feature specially treated glass that diffuses light and will
create a glow unique in downtown Arlington. Similar glass and light treatments
are expected to be featured in College Park Center.
of the tower is scheduled for completion in August.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive teaching and research
institution of nearly 34,000 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.
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