Austin, Texas — On June 2, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) celebrated its 15th anniversary with the dedication of its new Advanced Computing Center Building on the University of Texas J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin. The new 38,000 SF, three-story facility provides offices, an auditorium, meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art visualization lab to support TACC’s mission of “advancing science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies” through the design and operation of some of the largest supercomputers in the world.
O’Connell Robertson provided the architecture, MEP engineering and interior design services for the new building, working with Design/Build partner Flintco. The dedication program provided an overview of TACC’s accomplishments and future plans, including remarks by UT Chancellor Bill McRaven and Dr. Dan Stanzione, TACC’s executive director. The new building will support TACC’s continued growth and provides a sophisticated and inviting design that reflects TACC’s emphasis on technology, innovation, sustainability and transparency.
“Our Team was focused on creating a new facility that would support TACC’s mission and those working to achieve it,” said Jarrod Sterzinger, AIA, LEED AP, the Principal with O’Connell Robertson who led the project design team. “We wanted to provide TACC employees with a comfortable and visually exciting environment in which to work, with flexible spaces and furnishings, outdoor spaces and daylighting, and a sophisticated and functional design that showcases the state-of-the-art technology that is at the heart of what they do.”
In addition to O’Connell Robertson and Flintco, the project team included Datum-Gojer (structural engineering), MWM DesignGroup (civil engineering), DataCom Design Group (technology/communications), Edwards+Mulhausen (FF&E), BAi (acoustics/AV), and Coleman & Associates (landscape architecture).