Capital Projects and Construction
The University Commons is a $29.5 million project located directly across from the University Center building. The Student Center area will include a bookstore, food court, lounge and game room space, staff office space, and Student Government space, and other amenities. The Learning Commons will include library services, a variety of technologies, private and group study spaces, comfortable and moveable furniture, writing assistance and tutoring.
Architect: Gensler and Associates
Construction Manager: BE&K Construction
Construction is on-going. Expected completion date is August 2018.
The new student housing project will be adjacent to the Student Center/Learning Commons. The $22.8 million, 120,000 square foot building will be a four story facility which will include 380 beds for sophomores and upper level students, a large classroom, programming space, reception area, laundry, and common kitchens on every floor.
Architect: Brave Architecture
Construction Manager: Morganti Texas, Inc.
Design Development is on-going. Expected completion date is August 2019.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) building will be adjacent to the University Center building and directly across from the University North building. The $28 million, 63,000 square foot building will include lab space for biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, computer science, microbiology, computer engineering and mathematics; classrooms, faculty and staff offices, immersive 210 degree screen lab, seminar room, and gathering spaces. The addition of this building allows new degree offerings in educational technology, computer engineering, economics concentration in its BBA, petroleum technology concentration, as well as the ability to add additional programs in the future.
Architect: Smith Group JJR
Construction Manager: J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Schematic Design is on-going. Expected completion date is August 2019.
Victoria Town Plaza Mall consists of approximately 10 acres and 124,000 square feet. The proposed site will house part of the library collection, Dalkey Press, Small Business Development Center, Regional Economic Development Center, climate controlled space for records retention and storage, Administration offices, and flex space for academic programs while academic buildings are being designed and constructed. The land will allow for additional parking for students with an added shuttle bus stop.
Architect: Proposal negotiations are underway with PBK Architects
Construction Manager: Selection process is forthcoming
Internal Programming on-going. Expected completion date is August 2018 for Phase 1 projects.
Various Campus Remodels
Renovations to the North, West and Center Building will happen as appropriate in correlation with the renovations to Town Plaza Mall.
Architect: Rawley McCoy and Associates