Creating Learning Environments That Support Our Bold New Vision
The George I. Sánchez and L. Theo Bellmont buildings are the two primary spaces that make up the College of Education campus at UT Austin. In recent years, and through generous contributions from the college’s donors, supporters and the university at large, the college has seen significant renovations that enhance teaching, learning and community across our campus. These new spaces and upgrades center our community and put our students at the heart of the college, reflecting the fresh ideas, focused vision and renewed commitment to serving children, individuals, families, schools and communities across Texas.
George I. Sánchez Building
Community and collaboration are vital to the learning experience, so the College of Education is transforming lobbies, alcoves and walkways into warm and welcoming spaces that foster discussion and discovery among students and faculty.
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Highlights from the Renovations
In 2018, the college began planning for the first comprehensive renovation of the Sánchez Building since it opened in 1975. The renovation transformed classrooms, lobbies, meeting areas and walkways into modern and welcoming spaces that foster discussion and discovery and reflect the caliber of our faculty and programs.
Suzan Clark Glickman Student Lounge
This warm and inviting space adjacent to the main lobby provides students a place where they can meet, collaborate, study or just hang out.
Student Services Center
Home to all Texas Education student support services, including academic advising, career engagement, teacher preparation and information technology, the new Student Services Center is the heart of our building.
Located in the former Student Services Center, the Dean’s Suite has been upgraded so it reflects the college’s bold vision to reimagine education and still be accessible to the college community.
Main Areas and Meeting Spaces
Our beautifully renovated main lobby on the second floor serves as the front door to the College of Education and is a community gateway that welcomes students, faculty, staff and visitors. Other new spaces include our signature huddle rooms, or small meeting rooms, equipped with video conferencing technology throughout the building for our community.
L. Theo Bellmont Hall
KHE’s graduate students can take advantage of a new conference room and collaboration spaces on the third floor of Bellmont and locker rooms have been updated with new lockers, seating, paint and lighting.
Texas Education Research
The fifth floor of the Sánchez Building serves as the hub for one of the college’s largest research enterprises, the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. The center supports educators with tools rooted in research that improve outcomes for all students, especially those who are at risk.