Oct 11th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) is advancing the $49 million renovation of the Borlaug Southern Crop Improvement Center to the design phase.
About 85,000 square feet of Building 1513 at the center will be repurposed to house the Department of Nutrition and the Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture.
Borlaug Center Texas A&M planning $49M renovation of Borlaug Crop Improvement Center

Borlaug Center

This renovation will create 24,000 square feet of leading-edge laboratories, 5,370 square feet of core lab facilities, and 3,300 square feet of computational lab space, which are needed by existing and new Texas A&M University faculty and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Research Service scientists.

In addition to labs, the project will include office renovations and additional classrooms.
The renovation and addition project is among several capital projects totaling $551.5 million that the TAMUS board recently added to the system’s five-year capital plan.
Other projects include:
  • Exterior renovation of the Academic Building at Texas A&M.
  • Phase II of The Gardens at Texas A&M.
  • Dock improvements at the Texas A&M’s Galveston campus.
  • Parking garage at Tarleton State University.
  • Dorm renovation at West Texas A&M.
  • Student Services Building and recreation center expansion at Texas A&M-Commerce.
  • Nuclear Engineering Education Building for Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.
  • Physical plant projects and equipment replacement at various campuses and agencies.
These projects were included in the capital plan pending the board’s final approval of each project.