Campus News

Innovation Station

The new Instructional Laboratory & Innovative Learning Building highlights the intersection between arts and science.

    By Hilary Nguyen ’26
  • Photos provided by Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications
  • May. 15, 2023
    1 min read

A new building opened its doors to Aggies this spring semester with the unveiling of the Instructional Laboratory & Innovative Learning Building (ILSQ). Dubbed “IL squared” by students, the 140,000-square-foot facility off Olsen Boulevard and Old Main Drive acts as a bridge between East Campus and West Campus.

With state-of-the-art laboratories for general and organic chemistry, interdisciplinary art studios and maker spaces, the ILSQ highlights and elevates the connection between art and science. The new building also features collaborative spaces to promote learning outside of classrooms, while open spaces within provide extra room for study sessions.

“The ILSQ building sets a new standard for transformative, hands-on learning, laboratory and maker spaces,” said Dr. Alan Sams, Texas A&M University interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Our STEM and arts majors now have access to preeminent facilities that provide an excellent foundation through experiential education.”