Texas A&M University Texarkana – Building for Academic Student Services (BASS)

  • area / size 58,000 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Corgan undertook the new Texas A&M University Texarkana project, designing the Building for Academic Success in Texarkana, Texas.

    The Academic and Student Services Building for Texas A&M University at Texarkana is a multi-purpose building, integrating student support facilities with classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices into a modern university learning community. The campus is located at the intersection of four states, serving a rural population; designing a facility that responds to the contextual environment in a unique way, gives definition to the campus and is sensitive towards the rural population as to not overwhelm the future students was a crucial aspect in the design process. The new facility encompasses three floors and accommodates the nursing department, student enrollment services and business office and offices for the dean and faculty of the College of Business as well as STEM laboratories and general instruction classrooms.

    The building plays a pivotal role in the campus’ plan to develop a cohesive and inviting academic environment. The building consolidates virtually all departments that current and prospective students and their families utilize during the course of their relationship with the University, including offices for the Dean of Students, enrollment services, career services, health and counseling centers, international student services and housing operations. Building consensus between the diverse user groups has been a key design element in this project in order to create a unified and desirable solution for the University. The building also needed to function as a gateway to the campus. Landscape design was developed to compliment the architectural design to achieve a desirable entry sequence to the campus while remaining on budget.

    Design Team: Steve Hulsey, David Zatopek, Angie Stutsman, Shraddhesh Anavkar
    Contractor: HOAR Construction
    PhotographyKurt Griesbach