DALLAS — Comprehensive renovation of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas begins with construction of a new, state of the art, environmentally sustainable headquarters building at 17360 Coit Rd.
The Dallas Center is a science campus housing research and development for sustainable urban agriculture and ecology. The center disseminates scientific solutions for improved living through Extension programming that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex of roughly 7.1 million residents.
Built by Sedalco and slated for completion in late 2018, the center’s new headquarters building will house modern laboratories, a rooftop research greenhouse and work space for Texas A&M AgriLife’s Dallas team of about 100 research and extension faculty and staff.
Facility features will include a showpiece two-story rain-harvesting cistern and high-efficiency water and electrical fixtures. Sustainable construction materials will be used for all new projects on campus, beginning with the headquarters building.
The Dallas Center’s horticulturists and plant scientists will renovate the campus landscape, which will include a comprehensive pallet of regional native and adapted plant life. The design will also include environmentally friendly hardscapes and resource-efficient turgrass varieties bred by the center’s turf breeding program.
The new center will welcome visitors all year long and its facilities and installations will serve as demonstration spaces – integral teaching resources for public outreach and education.