Exploring UNT’s New Facilities

Exploring UNT’s New Facilities


A Tier One research university dedicated to
preparing students to become the creative leaders of tomorrow, the University of North
Texas is investing in leading-edge facilities that not only expand and beautify our campus
and offer a welcoming environment, but empower our students and faculty to succeed. From the new Welcome Center as our “front
door” to thousands of prospective students, families and guests who visit our campus each
year to our latest residence hall, UNT’s buildings infuse a sense of Mean Green pride. Joe Greene Hall is named for American football
legend and UNT alumnus “Mean” Joe Greene. With UNT Athletics’ 20-year facilities Light
the Tower Master Plan in play, he won’t be the only legend to emerge from UNT. The new North Texas Track and Soccer Complex
behind the award-winning Apogee Stadium boasts a sand-based soccer field, an eight-lane track
and seating for fans to cheer on UNT’s conference-winning teams. And the indoor climate-controlled Lovelace
and McNatt Families Practice Facility features a full-length football field and track running
lanes. Our creative research and academic spaces
are just as sleek. Designed to promote interdisciplinary research
that fuels innovation, our facilities provide collaborative spaces where ideas spark and
problems are solved. Discovery Park, the university’s 300-acre
research campus and the largest in the North Texas region, houses new numerous labs and
instrumentation enabling faculty researchers to push the boundaries of science and technology
while providing students the hands-on experiences that ready them for careers. The Materials Research Facility, one of the
most advanced university research facilities in the nation for materials analysis offers
powerful instruments for 3D characterization. Researchers from engineering to physics, chemistry
and biology work alongside industry leaders to create new products and technologies. As part of the facility, UNT’s new Center
for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing was awarded $10 million from the Texas Legislature
to develop smart materials and environmentally friendly technologies while helping Texas
develop a highly skilled workforce. The College of Engineering’s new home for
the Department of Biomedical Engineering houses UNT’s fastest-growing undergraduate degree
program. Nearby across four acres at Discovery Park,
the Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie, a native North Central Texas tallgrass prairie reconstruction
project is bursting with native flowers and grasses to promote conservation and sustainable
urban landscaping of declining pollinator populations such as the American Bumblebee
and Monarch Butterfly. Back on the main campus, a recently renovated
Science Research Building encourages collaboration across disciplines. Open concept spaces equip researchers for
discoveries such as the latest biobased materials and plant metabolic engineering. At the Life Sciences Complex, the Genomics
Center provides high-quality DNA sequencing to improve the health of humans, plants, animals
and the environment. A short walk across campus, the new College
of Visual Arts and Design building with wide hallways for pop-up exhibitions and multimedia
equipped classrooms is one of the most technologically advanced art facilities in the world. Our community’s musical talent flows from
the state-of-the-art University Union when our esteemed Lab Bands jam or other groups
perform from the newly opened College of Music’s outdoor courtyard. As our campus footprint evolves, UNT will
continue to build spaces that inspire. And with creative spaces like these, it’s
no wonder UNT’s faculty and students impact their fields and transform the world.

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