UT Austin Norman Hackerman


Norman Hackerman
Experimental Science Building
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
260,000 Sq. Ft.
$90 M

Design Architect: CO Architects
Architect of Record: Taniguchi

The new Experimental Science Building provides much-needed laboratory research space for critical academic and economic development initiative areas such as neuroscience, computational biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and molecular and cellular biology. The project includes a 5,000 square foot vivarium and 10,000 square foot imaging lab in the 40’ deep basement. 

Built on the site of the original 1955 ESB, the new building maximized the site’s square footage in the heart of the land-locked campus.  The building features a solar water heater array on the roof and is designed for an extensive occupied green roof. 

The Norman Hackerman Building was awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council. The project received key points for recycled content (30%), regional materials (35%).


Check out Michael Brack's article on the UT Hackerman Building in the September issue of Structure magazine. 

Click link and read the online version.   http://www.structuremag.org/article.aspx?articleID=1313