The intellectual adventure of forging innovative partnerships spawns fresh approaches to community engagement. By aiding populations in need, creating a vibrant college town environment, and preserving our natural resources, UT Arlington discovers new ways to change the trajectory of thousands of lives each year.
The College Park District is a 20-acre development that is accelerating the resurgence of downtown Arlington. The district comprises College Park Center, the College Park mixed-use development, and the award-winning Green at College Park.
The 7,000-seat College Park Center opened in February 2012. The $78 million, state-of-the-art venue provides a home court for the Maverick basketball and volleyball teams and hosts commencements, concerts, and other major events.
The $80 million College Park development features a residence hall and apartments for about 600 students, street-level retail, and parking structures for 1,850 vehicles. The project also includes the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center.
UT Arlington’s award-winning sustainability initiatives include several buildings designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) benchmarks. College Park Center and the Engineering Research Building have achieved LEED Gold certification.
The Green at College Park is a 2.6-acre urban oasis south of College Park Center. It is one of three projects worldwide to receive certification from the Sustainable Sites Initiative.
The Engineering Research Building, which opened in 2011, features 234,000 square feet of collaborative, high-tech lab, classroom, and office space that is spawning research partnerships in health care, aging, national defense, and other critical-need areas.
The Center for Metropolitan Density in the School of Architecture addresses the challenges of sustainable development in the 21st century.
The Institute of Urban Studies in the School of Urban and Public Affairs completes dozens of projects for Texas cities each year, from feasibility and corridor studies to updates of parks and land-use plans.
The Center for African American Studies, the only one of its kind in North Texas, examines issues related to race and cultural diversity. It is a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Social Work.
UT Arlington students annually volunteer more than 400,000 hours in the community.