Centennial Plaza

One of the lasting legacies of the Centennial will be the transformation of the campus into a pedestrian-friendly public space. A new Centennial Plaza will transform the heart of the campus into a large open area reminiscent of urban plazas located across the Paso del Norte region and in Mexico, where residents congregate and celebrate life. Groves of native mesquite trees will shade a paseo for strolling, socializing, or studying. The plaza will also showcase a beautiful, hand-carved and hand-painted Lhakhang, a gift from the Kingdom of Bhutan to the people of the United States and entrusted to the University’s care.

The plaza is the first of several Campus Transformation projects that will redesign the campus interior to create an appealing campus climate that will enhance student recruitment and retention and knit the campus together into a unique and memorable public landscape. As a gift for the Centennial, the Texas Department of Transportation is widening Sun Bowl Drive and building a flyover named in honor of the 1966 championship team that will connect Paisano Drive with Schuster Avenue.

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