Scoates Hall is currently undergoing a $10.6 M Capital Renewal project to replace outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, upgrade electrical and plumbing services, incorporate ADA features, replace the roof, and address life safety requirements including sprinklers throughout the building. The project began in the summer of 2013 and will be completed in January 2015. Although much of the work will not be noticeable to the casual user, they will appreciate the new elevators, updated restrooms, updated flooring, improved lighting, fresh paint, and improved temperature control.
In a project distinct from, but coordinated with the Capital Improvement project, the department is leading efforts to recover and restore the unique and detailed design features that graced the Agricultural Engineering Building (now Daniels Scoates Hall) when it was designed in the early 1930s. The documents linked below provide information about that original appearance and what we are hoping to accomplish. This effort is partially funded by Texas A&M University, but most of the funding needed to restore the distinctive features must be raised as gifts.