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
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.
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.
Architect: Smith Group JJR
Construction Manager: TBA
Proposed Project Status: Schematic Design is on-going. Expected completion date is Spring 2020.
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.
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.