Broaddus Planning completes programming for Texas A&M Civil Engineering building
Dec 20, 2016
Broaddus Planning recently completed a facility program for the Civil Engineering Department at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  With more than 65 faculty, 725 undergraduate students, and nearly 400 graduate students, the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering is the largest civil engineering program in the country.  The facility program includes expansion of the existing Materials Fabrication Laboratory and an addition to house the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe facilities.  These shops are used by students to design, fabricate and test boat and bridge models that achieve engineering test standards for academic competitions. 
Broaddus Planning's programming effort focused on the replacement of functions that will need to be relocated as a result of the demolition of the existing Civil Engineering Concrete Materials Lab Building. The structure is being demolished as a part of a broad landscape plan to create a new open space south of the  Zachry Engineering Education Complex.  To accommodate for this, other components of the current civil engineering program were evaluated to consider space improvements of related departmental functions that can host these functions.