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

Proposed Project Status: Construction is on-going. Expected completion date is January 2019.


Don and Mona Smith Hall

The new student housing project will be adjacent to the Student Center/Learning Commons. The $22.8 million, 81,353 square foot building will be a three story facility which will include 280 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.

Proposed Project Status: Construction 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, 56,464 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 180 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: TBA

Proposed Project Status: Schematic Design is on-going. Expected completion date is Spring 2020.


Town Plaza

Victoria Town Plaza Mall consists of approximately 10 acres and 124,000 square feet.  The proposed site will house 50% of the library collection, Small Business Development Center, Regional Economic Development Center, climate controlled space for records retention and storage,  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: PBK Architects

Construction Manager: TBA

Project Status: Schematic Design on-going. Expected completion date is December 2019 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.

planned giving building

Architect: Rawley McCoy and Associates