Students of UNT are finally able to start their classes in their brand new campus at Frisco according to a Dallas Innovates article. They say,
“The 135,000-square-foot Frisco Landing will be home to many of the 2,500-plus students enrolled at UNT at Frisco, which offers 27 undergraduate and master’s level programs. It’s the first permanent building to be built on the UNT at Frisco campus, located on 100 acres of land at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Panther Creek Parkway. The land was donated by the city of Frisco at no cost to strengthen its partnership with the Denton-based University of North Texas System.
Construction began on Frisco Landing in fall 2020. The building was designed by Baltimore-based Ayers Sant Gross, which specializes in university design. The firm also designed a 172,000-square-foot building at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
UNT’s four-story Frisco Landing building was designed as a space where students can collaborate in every direction. It features 69 “huddle rooms” that allow for small to medium-sized groups to meet up, along with interactive classrooms that emphasize participation by all. A balcony lines the building’s west side.”
City officials such as Mayor Jeff Cheney couldn’t be any happier with the new campus according to a Community Impact article which says,
“Having a university like UNT Frisco in our community has been a dream of this community for a very long time,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a speech to attendees.
“I just want to congratulate everyone that had a part in today, from the leadership team, certainly for the UNT team for believing in our community as a place that you put your roots down,” Cheney told attendees. “And we’re just getting started.”
According to UNT, the opening of the campus and starting of classes are the start of their aggressive growth and development as they plan to build more buildings and introduce further courses and classes.