Centering our Students in the Heart of the College of Education
Only twice in the college’s 125-year history have Texas Education students had a new learning environment—first in 1918 when Sutton Hall opened and again in 1975 when the college moved into the new Education Building, which was rededicated in 1995 as the George I. Sánchez Building.
In 2018, the college began planning for the first comprehensive renovation of the Sánchez Building since it opened. This $15 million investment centers our students right where they belong—in the heart of the college. Equally important, the renovation provides Texas Education students with modern and inviting spaces that reflect the caliber of our students and our programs and mirror UT’s commitment to excellence.
Bold and Transformational Student Spaces
A cornerstone of the renovation will be the more expansive and welcoming lobby. The Main Lobby is the front door to our nationally ranked College of Education and a gateway to four of our five nationally ranked departments. The lobby, which will come online this fall, will be a hub for students, faculty, and researchers and will welcome visitors to the college.
Student Services Center
This fall, the new Student Services Center will bring together all supports for our students including academic advising, counseling, career services, field experiences, and teacher certification, as well as the information technology office and help desk.
Suzan Clark Glickman Student Lounge
The Suzan Clark Glickman Student Lounge will be a gorgeous new space for students. The new signature space will provide a collaborative workspace as well as individual study areas that are critical to today’s learning environment.
Getting Ready for Fall 2021
Message from Dean Martinez
Community and collaboration are vital to the learning experience—we are creating modern and welcoming spaces that foster discussion and discovery among students and faculty.
The renovation will provide our Texas Education community with facilities that reflect the caliber of our students, faculty, and programs.
Your support will help ensure Texas Education facilities reflect the stature of the college and provide inviting spaces for our students, faculty and visitors.
2018 — Planning Begins for renovations in the George I. Sánchez Building and L. Theo Bellmont Hall
March 2019 — Board of Regents Approval of the $15M renovation of the Sánchez Building
Fall 2019 — Completion of new community spaces in Bellmont
Summer 2020 — Construction on Sánchez Starts
Fall 2021 — Anticipated Completion of Main Lobby, New Student Services Center
Spring 2022 — Anticipated completion of the Suzan Clark Glickman Student Lounge