Sánchez Renovation

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Support Our Bold Vision

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.

Partner with us on the transformation

Bold and Transformational Student Spaces

Architectural rendering of the new 2nd floor SZB lobby

Main Lobby


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.

Architect rendering of the new student lounge in SZB featuring open spaces, improved lighting.

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.

Architect rendering of the new student lounge in SZB featuring open spaces, improved lighting.

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.

Renovation Overview

The renovation will provide our Texas Education community with facilities that reflect the caliber of our students, faculty, and programs.

Renovation Wrap-up

Your support will help ensure Texas Education facilities reflect the stature of the college and provide inviting spaces for our students, faculty and visitors.

Accelerated Timeline

Photo of Sanchez Building celebrated entrance2018  — Planning Begins for renovations in the George I. Sánchez Building and L. Theo Bellmont Hall

Architects rendering of the SZB PlazaMarch 2019  — Board of Regents Approval of the $15M renovation of the Sánchez Building

Dean Charles Martinez, KHE Department Chair John Barthlomew and three students cut the ribbon to open the new student space in BELFall 2019  — Completion of new community spaces in Bellmont

Lobby view from Student Services Center space.Summer 2020  — Construction on Sánchez Starts

Photo of Sanchez Building celebrated entranceFall 2021  — Anticipated Completion of Main Lobby, New Student Services Center

Photo of Sanchez Building celebrated entranceSpring 2022  — Anticipated completion of the Suzan Clark Glickman Student Lounge

Join Dean Martinez and Texas Education Parents

Invest in Excellence

Your gift will ensure that Texas Education is equipped to serve our students, our faculty, and our work to be in service to the people of Texas, the nation, and the world through transformational teaching and research.

Parents who make gifts to the renovation will be part of our Cornerstone Society which recognizes generous donors who make gifts to Texas Education to create, renovate and sustain excellent facilities in the College of Education. 

If you would prefer to make your gift by check, download and complete this form that contains gift and mailing instructions.

If you would like more information, are interested in naming/recognition opportunities or have questions about other ways to make your gift, e.g., a wire transfer, gift of stock, corporate matches, etc., please contact Stacey F. Oliver, 512-471-8178.

Support the Sánchez Building Renovation

Level Amount Benefit
Associate $10,000 Invitation to Ribbon Cutting
Recognition in Ribbon Cutting Program
Recognition on Cornerstone Society webpage
Member $25,000 All of the above
Recognition on the Cornerstone Society plaque in the Main Lobby
Partner $50,000 All of the above
Invitation to VIP reception with Dean Martinez
Leader $100,000 All of the above
There are a select number of premier recognition opportunities available to thank and honor those donors who contribute leadership gifts of $100,000 or more.