Innovative Spaces

Innovative Spaces

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March 8, 2023
Eagle Lands in Frisco

Read more about the opening of Frisco Landing and how UNT at Frisco will impact the DFW region.

In January, UNT opened Frisco Landing, the first permanent building at the new UNT at Frisco branch campus.

Born from a partnership between UNT and the City of Frisco, the 135,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building was designed with a focus on student success and offers classrooms and study spaces that promote collaboration, transparency and open communication between faculty and students.

The building features 69 “huddle rooms” that allow for small to medium-sized groups to collaborate and interactive classrooms that allow all students access to fully participate.

Frisco Landing will be home to many of the 27 programs offered to more than 2,500 students enrolled in classes at UNT at Frisco.

UNT continually creates new programs designed to help students be successful with in-demand careers. Programs offered exclusively at UNT at Frisco include Project Design and Analysis, Industrial Distribution and Applied Project Design and Analysis.

UNT at Frisco’s convenient location near some of the world’s top companies and industries allows for incredible opportunities for students.
For example, UNT at Frisco already hosts classes with partners such as Baylor Scott & White, Dallas Cowboys, the PGA and Toyota.

The UNT at Frisco branch campus master plan, which was approved in August 2019 by the UNT System Board of Regents, establishes the framework for the growth and development of the new site for decades to come, and supports UNT’s mission to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Industrial Assessment Center 

The UNT Industrial Assessment Center housed at Discovery Park will help regional manufacturers bring more effectiveness and sustainability to their operations. UNT is the first university in the North Texas region to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center program.

Art Annex

The completion of the 25,242-square-foot Art Annex was celebrated with an open house this past fall. It is home to the College of Visual Arts and Design Studio Arts ceramics program as well as 40 graduate student studios, providing dedicated space to inspire creativity and exploration in their craft.

The Wilson Jones Career Center

The Wilson Jones Career Center will serve as the essential career readiness bridge for G. Brint Ryan College of Business students to access the world beyond UNT — connecting potential employers with UNT staff who understand their needs. The center was made possible by a $5 million gift from alumnus Wilson Jones (’85) and his wife, Jane.

Pettinger Center for Design & Innovation

The Pettinger Center for Design and Innovation at Discovery Park includes a makerspace with tools and resources for engineering students to create their North Texas Design senior projects. The center — supported by a donation from Wes and Hedwig Pettinger (’79 M.Ed.) — will also soon be home to a unique engine collection for interactive student learning and community outreach.