BBK_1770Construction was completed in December 2013 on SMU’s new Data Center located on the former Mrs. Baird’s property at Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway.

The Data Center is a one-story 22,000 square foot facility designed in SMU’s Collegiate Georgian architectural style. This new facility will provide telecommunications and data storage for the SMU campus.

Construction began during the fall of 2013 on a new Tennis Complex on the south side of Mockingbird Lane at North Central Expressway on the former site of Mrs. Baird’s Bakery. The new Tennis Complex is envisioned as a preeminent, top-tier facility to be located prominently The new Tennis Complex will provide both indoor and outdoor courts for year-round on-campus training and competition. The club area will optimize comfort and enhance the viewing experience. The new Tennis Complex is expected to be completed during the fall of 2014.

Following are before and after photos of the former site of the Mrs. Baird’s Bakery:

Before

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After (The new SMU Data Center)

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After (Artist’s rendering of the new Tennis Center)

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For more information about construction projects at SMU, please see http://www.smu.edu/BusinessFinance/PDC/ConstructionProjects.

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