Sunland is providing cost estimating, scheduling, and project controls for the design of the new Brain Performance Institute (BPI) for The University of Texas at Dallas. The University of Texas at Dallas is a comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence.
The University is committed to the promotion of lifelong learning through its academic and continuing education programs and to the formation of good citizenship through its community service learning programs. Academics are an integral part of the institution’s heritage. Beginning with space sciences, geosciences, and biological sciences at U.T. Dallas’ predecessor institution, the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, the University has extended its research program into the arts and humanities, engineering and computer science, general studies, human development, management, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences.
The urgent need for the new facility is being driven by increased enrollment and graduation degrees conferred, along with research activity. The UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth is the research home to more than 130 scientists, research clinicians and graduate students. Since occupying the building in 2006, the Center for BrainHealth has outgrown its space. The location is an ideal site, adjacent to the UT Southwestern campus
where many BrainCenter faculty have joint appointments. Locating the Brain Performance Institute in close proximity to the Center for BrainHealth is mission critical to furthering the translation of the latest research findings at the Center for BrainHealth into immediate applications.
The new BPI is proposed to be a three-story, approximately 67,500 gross square feet. The facility, with a total project cost of $33.1 million is being funded through gifts and is anticipated to be ready for a move-in of May 2017.