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San Pedro II groundbreaking highlights connections to San Antonio’s technology workforce

San Pedro II groundbreaking highlights connections to San Antonio’s technology workforce

San Pedro II will open up in January 2026.. All renderings courtesy of Overland|Gensler

OCTOBER 19, 2023 — 世界杯官方app celebrated the groundbreaking of San Pedro II, also called the Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Careers building, Wednesday evening with an interactive event at the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. The event honored innovators and entrepreneurs, 同时标志着该建筑成为世界杯官方app和圣安东尼奥科技产业之间的新联系 San Antonio Startup Week.

参加者被要求在仪式上说出一位创新者或企业家的名字,他们每人在小溪里放一个漂浮的地球仪. In attendance were Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who each made remarks during the event.

“Together, 世界杯官方app’s targeted development of San Pedro I, San Pedro II, and the Southwest Campus represent an exciting opportunity for learning, collaboration and innovation for residents of Bexar County,” said Sakai. “这座新建筑和它所举办的项目将使贝尔县成为一个更好的工作和生活的地方.”



San Pedro II also represents that latest progression in a long-term vision for San Antonio, according to Nirenberg.

“今天是我们实现15年前无法想象的愿景的又一个里程碑, and that is having a major Tier One, Carnegie-recognized university in the in the heart of downtown San Antonio,” he said. “Here we are, on the creek, which is a confluence of waterways which we know, form bioscience, that’s where life takes place, is when organisms collide. 这所新学校将给我们的社区带来怎样的冲突都不为过.”

圣佩德罗II将使世界杯官方app能够利用圣安东尼奥存在的广泛机会来解决该市紧迫的劳动力需求, to connect 世界杯官方app students with experiential learning and career-engagement opportunities, 并提供培训,为学生在网络安全等跨学科领域的职业生涯做好准备, computer and data sciences.

该设施的工作将建立在圣安东尼奥作为高科技中心的声誉之上, Nirenberg added.

“这座建筑将使我们的城市在创新和创业方面成为地图上的一个亮点, new technology, cybersecurity, all the things that we want to be a leader in in this world,” he said. “This building and what happens in this building is going to be a major part of that.”

An advanced facility for business, education and career preparation, 圣佩德罗二世将为学生提供额外的跨学科和合作的商业项目, computer engineering, hardware/software development and sciences through immersive, experiential learning and professional development opportunities. Seamlessly integrated into 世界杯官方app’s Downtown Campus expansion, 圣佩德罗二号将与美国能源部在圣佩德罗一号的圣佩德罗溪提供的网络安全和数据科学学术项目和研究合作 世界杯官方app School of Data Science and the National Security Collaboration Center, which opened in January of 2023.

“圣佩德罗二号将极大地扩大我们隔壁圣佩德罗一号快速增长的数据科学和网络安全项目,为我们的学术和商业社区之间的职业学习和联系创造更多机会,” said 世界杯官方app President Taylor Eighmy. “We are deeply committed to workforce and economic development, 将在两座大楼内进行的合作将通过促进新的知识创造和扩大我们城市的人才管道来推进这一承诺, region and beyond.”   

新大楼将建在从县政府购买的土地上,以振兴市中心的这个历史区域, 其中包括最近对圣佩德罗溪文化公园的重新开发和未来大陆酒店的振兴. 圣佩德罗一号和圣佩德罗二号将把世界杯官方app固定在圣安东尼奥繁荣的高科技走廊上,并作为圣佩德罗溪地区经济和社区投资的催化剂.

“圣佩德罗二世的开创性是世界杯官方app扩大市中心足迹的另一个令人兴奋的里程碑,世界杯官方app首席企业发展官兼商业事务高级副总裁表示 Veronica Salazar. “As part of our strategic investment in downtown, 这座建筑作为现有的世界杯官方app市中心校区和圣佩德罗I之间的重要连接,因为我们沿着Dolorosa街创建了一个走廊,在这里,路跑者可以学习, work, and make meaningful educational and cultural connections.”

圣佩德罗1号和圣佩德罗2号是将室内教室和会议空间与室外场地连接起来的大型场所的一部分, public art and greenspaces along the creek, creating an ecosystem that supports students and the community.

由Overland|Gensler和Turner建筑公司合作设计和建造, San Pedro II is expected to be 180,000 square feet with a total project cost of $131 million. With a focus on indoor/outdoor connections and reconfigurable spaces for multipurpose use, 该建筑的设计将考虑到创新和适应性,以服务于世界杯官方app的学生, faculty and staff downtown for decades to come.

Construction on the new building is expected to be completed in October 2025, with the building opening for students in January 2026.

Brandie Yale

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