Large Event Spaces
CHEVRON STUDIOS 297-299
The Chevron Studios 297-299 encompass 5,645 square feet of multipurpose space for meetings, guest lectures, receptions and banquets. With adjustable air walls, the space can be broken up into three separate meeting spaces to fit a wide variety of campus uses. Each room features a large projection system and built-in sound equipment to enhance presentations, awards ceremonies and meetings of all sizes. Maximum capacity varies according to setup needs, but each room can fit a maximum of 48-68 people with tables or up to 100 without tables. When combined, all three rooms can accommodate 176 people with tables or up to 300 without tables. All setup and teardown is the responsibility of the user. If you’d like to hire Rudder Theatre Complex to set up for you, contact Amanda Rogers at 979-845-8903.
The ConocoPhillips Atrium, located on the second floor, is a great space for receptions and academic displays. With Starbucks just steps away, it’s also a popular spot for study groups and friendly gatherings. This atrium features wide hallways and close proximity to the largest indoor event space in the complex, the Chevron Studios. This space is well-suited for poster sessions, receptions and informal gatherings.
Virginia Brown Atrium
Located on the first floor, the Virginia Brown Atrium is often the first space welcoming visitors into the building. The atrium features plush seating for relaxing, hard-top tables for studying and tons of natural light. This space is well suited for receptions and informal gatherings.
HPE Tech Deck
The HPE Tech Deck is a roof-top green space located on the fourth floor of the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. With shaded seating, luscious greenery and sprawling views, this space is perfect for gathering, studying and relaxing. This space is well suited for receptions and informal gatherings, weather permitting.
The Engineering Quad (E-Quad) is conveniently located between the Zachry Engineering Education Complex, Wisenbaker Engineering Building, Dwight Look Engineering Building and H.J. (Bill) and Reta Haynes Engineering Building. The E-Quad, which opened on September 7, 2018, is a beautiful outdoor green space to meet, relax, eat and study. Throughout the E-Quad, you can find 50 favorite equations engraved in the pavement that were selected by our students, faculty, staff and former students. The E-Quad features shaded seating areas, park-like benches, Wi-Fi, space for food trucks and a mixed media sculpture.
E-Quad features include:
- Park-like seating
- Covered areas
- Food trucks
- 50 equations – Engraved in the pavement you can find 50 favorite equations selected by our students, faculty, staff and former students.
- Art – How to build a sphere out of cubes, by Olafur Eliasson, mixed media sculpture.
Graham Plaza, located just outside the Chevron Studios and the ConocoPhillips Atrium, creates a grand entrance into the building. With shaded seating and ample hardscape, the space is perfect for large gatherings or peaceful studying, weather permitting.
The Learning Stairs, in the middle of the building, were a very popular part of the original Zachry building. Students asked the college to enhance the ability to study on them in the new building. Each stair has three power outlets to ease charging, collaboration, and hanging out.
Welcome Center – ZACH 100B
ZACH 100B, located on the first floor near the south entrance, features a large planar wall.