ZEEC Building Under Construction

Zachry Engineering Education Complex

Opening Summer 2018

A modern, high-tech learning environment for undergraduate engineering education

Transforming Engineering Education


Currently under construction on the corner of University Drive and Bizzell Street, the Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZEEC) will be a modern, technology-integrated facility dedicated to undergraduate engineering education.

This facility will be the largest academic building on campus and unlike any other facility in the nation. The 525,000 sq. ft. education complex completely modernizes the original Zachry Engineering Center and expands the facility to include a state-of-the-art Engineering Design Center.

This facility will revolutionize the way we deliver education to our undergraduate students. This complex will be a departure from the traditional classroom and lecture hall and focus on student centered design to optimize modern learning techniques and technology.

Status Updates

Did you know that the ZEEC is located adjacent to the new Engineering Quad (E-Quad), also coming summer 2018? The E-Quad is a beautiful green space to meet, relax, eat and study. It will be conveniently located between the Zachry Engineering Education Complex, Wisenbaker Engineering Building, Dwight Look Engineering Building and Haynes Civil Engineering Building. The ZEEC building and adjacent E-Quad will be finished by summer 2018.

E-Quad Features:

  • Park-like seating
  • WiFi
  • Food Trucks
  • Art
  • Covered areas
  • Green space
Circle ZEEC Interior E Quad Zeec


This is your Zachry Engineering
Education Complex


ZEEC Front Hero
Open 24/7 • 525,000 sq. ft.
ZEEC Terrace Hero
Green roof/terrace • Multi-level tutoring and advising center


ZEEC Features

  • Open 24/7
  • 525,000 sq. ft.
  • Active-learning studios
  • Interdisciplinary laboratories
  • Meeting, study and gathering spaces
  • Multi-level tutoring and advising center
  • Technology support services
  • Informal meeting and study areas
  • Student career center
  • Green roof/terrace
  • Largest Starbucks on campus with extended menu
  • Located adjacent to the upcoming new E-Quad
What exactly is an Active Learning Studio?

As students step inside a learning studio, instead of desks the ZEEC learning studios will offer technology worktables with wireless connectivity and multi-device sharing screens. Each worktable will accommodate up to four students and their devices."We have rethought the classroom experience to accommodate today's technology-savvy students," said M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean.

Small classroom sizes

96-person active learning studios

Class size

46-person active learning studios

Learn more about active learning studios

Active Learning Classroom


Active-Learning Studios

Green Roof/Terrace

Meeting, Study and Gathering Spaces

ZEEC Makerspace

Easy E-Quad Access

E Quad 1
E Quad 2



Help us transform engineering education. Texas A&M Engineering is responding to the nation's critical need for more engineers through our 25 by 25 initiative. 25 by 25 is not just about growth, it is also about quality and excellence - enhancing the educational experience to better prepare students to meet the changing needs of the engineering workforce.

Join us as we engineer a world of difference by better preparing students for the future.

How can I help? Learn more about 25 by 25


25 by 25 and ZEEC



Transformation Progress


Under construction

After completion

Oct Construction Before Stairs
Construction After Stairs


Oct Construction Before Lobby
Construction After Lobby


Oct Construction Before Hallway
Construction After Hallway


Oct Construction Before Entry
Oct Construction After Entry



More ZEEC Features

Lounge Infographic

Student career center

Starbucks Logo

Largest Starbucks on campus with extended menu

Lab Infographic

Interdisciplinary laboratories



Getting Around

The Zachry Engineering Education Complex is located at the corner of North Bizzell Street and Texas Avenue.

Fun Fact

The Zachry Engineering Education Complex (ZEEC) will be the largest academic building on campus, large enough for two Boeing 747s placed end to end.

ZEEC Aerial Front




Engineering Education Center Groundbreaking

Pictured from L to R: Regent Charles. W. Schwartz, Regent Jim Schwertner, Regent Judy Morgan, Regent Elaine Mendoza, Mr. Kyle Kelly ’14 former student body president, Mr. Michael E. Fossum ’80, NASA Astronaut, and Mr. Chace McEachern ’19 Future Engineering Student, Regent Phil Adams, Mrs. Amy B. Leach, Mr. Timothy A. Leach ’82, Pioneer donors, Representative John Raney, Chancellor John Sharp, Mrs. SuSu Fischer, Mr. Mark Fischer ’72, Pioneer donors, Engineering Vice Chancellor and Dean Dr. M. Katherine Banks, and Dr. Karan Watson.