UTSA Completes Renovation on Monterey Building Annex

September 7, 2021


UTSA recently addressed the HVAC needs of the Monterey Building Annex to create an environment that is more conducive to student success and collaboration. The deferred maintenance will better serve the growing population of students, faculty and staff who are learning and conducting research and outreach programs at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Until this summer, the Monterey Building housed portions of four colleges: the College of Engineering and Integrated Design, the College of Education and Human Development, the College for Health Community and Policy and the Honors College. The facility also accommodated close to a dozen of the university’s research and outreach centers and institutes.

Over the summer, Facilities worked with Space Management to relocate the Monterey Building’s faculty and staff, research centers and institutes, and classrooms and studio spaces to other areas of the Main and Downtown Campuses, in alignment with their missions and services. New locations for offices and classrooms displaced during renovation can be found on the Space Management website. To quickly find any relocation across all campuses, use the new Find Your Space tool at the top of the same page.

Following the relocation, the university upgraded the HVAC system in the Monterey Building Annex, which included replacing and upgrading chilled water lines and reworking the HVAC zones and thermostats.

The 98,195 square-foot Monterey Building, located at 301 S. Frio St., was constructed in 1985 as a small commercial real estate building. In 2003, the School of Architecture — now part of the College of Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID) — moved into the building. Three years later, UTSA purchased the building, making it a permanent addition to the Downtown Campus.