The broader data science community will also benefit from close collaboration with the National Security Collaboration Center, which will anchor the top two floors with its integrated ecosystem of government contractors and federal partners.
“The completion of construction at San Pedro I is a critical milestone as it affirms UTSA’s commitment to expanding its downtown footprint, while connecting students at the new School of Data Science and Center national security collaboration with industry partners to grow our workforce and develop solutions for society’s grand challenges,” UTSA President Taylor Eightmy said. “I continue to be immensely grateful for the generous support of Graham Weston and our Board of Trustees as well as our partners in Bexar County and the City of San Antonio as they help us build a university of the future in the city of the future. ”
San Pedro I has 84,500 square feet of classroom, lab, and research space for the more than 400 data science students expected to take classes there starting in spring 2023. The 30 core faculty members of UTSA in science, engineering, technology, business, math, health, social sciences, and humanities will be located there, enabling more frequent collaborations with government, industry, and community partners in the heart of San Antonio.
The team comprising Whiting-Turner, Jacobs and Overland Partners oversaw the design and construction, which participated in a comprehensive and competitive process to win the contract.
“Every step of the design and build process was an intentional collaboration between the building partners to realize UTSA’s vision,” said UTSA’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs. Veronique Salazar. “Together, we have created a space that will bring new connections and innovation to the San Antonio Technology Corridor by enabling expanded co-located industry partnerships between UTSA’s talented students, faculty, and staff.”