Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building
Building Information
Dedicated February 10, 2006[1]
Cost $83.7 million[2]
Size 227,000 sq. ft.
Floors 5
Architect FKP Architects Inc.
Contractor J.T. Vaughn Construction Inc.
  • The BSEB is one of the largest research facilities of its kind in the region.
  • The COS dean's office possesses the window below the BSEB name
  • Kleberg Commons, in between Einstein Bros. and the South Paseo
  • The sign dedicating the Kleberg Commons

The Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building (abbreviated BSEB) is one of UTSA Main Campus's newest research facilities. It has the first Einstein Bros. Bagels store in San Antonio[3] and is notable for the design of its vast central lobby. The lobby features a quote by eminent physicist Albert Einstein, "There are two ways to live your life, as though everything is a miracle or as though nothing is a miracle." It is unclear whether the juxtaposition of both Einsteins was intentional.

The 227,000 sq. ft. building cost $83.7 million[2][4] and was dedicated on February 10, 2006 in a ceremony keynoted by UT System Chancellor Mark Yudof.[1] It was designed by FKP Architects Inc. out of Houston and received the Education Design Showcase 2006 award.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "UTSA Today". UTSA Today from 2/9/06. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New BSEB". Paisano Online from 11/16/04. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  3. "UTSA Today". UTSA Today from 8/23/06. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  4. "BSEB Nears Completion". Paisano Online from 9/16/05. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  5. "UTSA's BSE Building receives design award". UTSA Today from 2/16/07. Retrieved November 26, 2011.