Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) Building at UTSA Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) Building at UTSA / San Antonio, Texas, USA

Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) Building at UTSA

"When searching for materials, Cambridge’s mesh was among the best we found. Its polished aesthetic and finish gives the new building an elegant texture, while matching the look and feel of existing adjacent buildings. In addition to its look, Cambridge’s mesh system delivered important shading capabilities. The pattern chosen allows the ideal amount of light through."
- Clement Medina, Project Manager, Alvidrez Architecture Inc.
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Year Completed: 2009
  • End Use: Academic
  • Architect: Alvidrez Architecture, Inc. – San Antonio, TX
  • General Contractor: Amstar Inc. General Contractors – San Antonio, TX
  • Owner: The University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, TX


Students entering the brand new annex of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Multidisciplinary Studies Building will enjoy a stylish and comfortable exterior queue, thanks to modern rigid mesh panels from Cambridge that shade the waiting area, divide space and provide an eye-catching exterior. Cambridge’s exterior architectural mesh system was chosen for the queue because its look and performance were equally effective, and together were superior to other products.

The sleek, modern panels of Cambridge architectural mesh add another layer of design, bringing an entirely new texture and point of interest to the building.


Cambridge metal fabric quickly became a preferred material for the exterior corridor of the Multidisciplinary Studies Building at UTSA due to its ability to divide space while shading harsh sunlight. The shading properties of Cambridge architectural mesh facilitate a pleasant exterior corridor environment, while its space sculpting properties facilitate an effective connection between opposing sides of the U-shaped building.


Beyond its aesthetic and shading benefits, the Cambridge mesh system installed at the UTSA Multidisciplinary Studies Building annex is 100% recyclable and virtually indestructible, outlasting most other materials in durability. The mesh system also holds up incredibly well in the San Antonio climate, eliminating the need for its repair or replacement. Finally, practicing a design-build approach, Cambridge lent hands-on support throughout the project to help ensure smart design and successful installation. Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC®.

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