University of Houston-Victoria

Capital Projects

  • Rendering of University Commons
  • Rendering of future STEM building
  • Rendering of the front entrance to the Town Plaza site
Rendering of University Commons1 Rendering of future STEM building2 Rendering of the front entrance to the Town Plaza site3

University Commons

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.

Rendering of University Commons

Architect: Gensler and Associates

Construction Manager: BE&K Construction

Project Status:

Construction is on-going. Expected completion date is August 2018.


Student Housing

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.

Rendering of Smith Hall

Architect: Brave Architecture

Construction Manager: Morganti Texas, Inc.

Project Status:

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.

STEM Building Rendering

Architect: Smith Group JJR

Construction Manager: J.E. Dunn Construction Company

Project Status:

Schematic Design is on-going. Expected completion date is August 2019.


Town Plaza

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.

Town Plaza site front entrance rendering

Architect: Proposal negotiations are underway with PBK Architects

Construction Manager: Selection process is forthcoming

Project Status:

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