University of Houston Athletics Awaits Development Facility

By Jessie Fetterling
The University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will soon be able to take advantage of the new Houston Basketball Development Facility, designed by Kansas City, Mo.-based DLR Group and Houston-based Page, which will provide a new space for student athletes to practice, train and study for classes. Austin, Texas-based Austin Commercial, serving as the construction manager, began construction in September on the $25 million facility, which is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

Construction, Design Firms to Foot Stadium Repair Bill

Structural repairs will begin soon on the Allen Independent School District’s (Allen ISD) two-year-old Eagle Stadium, which has been closed since May 2014 due to extensive cracking across the facility’s concourse level. The stadium was completed by McKinney, Texas-based general contractor Pogue Construction and architecture and engineering firm PBK based in Houston, in 2012 at a cost of $60 million.

Baylor Residence Halls Undergo Transformation

By Jessie Fetterling
Baylor University is completely upgrading its student housing offerings, with a plan to renovate 10 residence halls over the next eight years. South Russell Hall is the first to undergo the transformation and was completed in August at a cost of $8.5 million.

Clayton State Marks Construction Milestone

Clayton State University (CSU), a unit of the University System of Georgia, recently celebrated the topping out of the campus’ new Science Building.

Acquisition to Reestablish Sports Design Powerhouse

Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK, headquartered in St. Louis, recently acquired sports, athletics and recreation design firm 360 Architecture of Kansas City. Expected to be finalized by the end of October, the acquisition aims to reestablish HOK as a sports and recreation design leader and will give the firm a greater presence in the region.

Construction Begins on ASU’s New Law School

Construction started in early July on Arizona State University’s new law school in downtown Phoenix.

Texas A&M Builds New Cadet Residence

Texas A&M University has begun construction on the new 204,800-square-foot Maritime Academy Cadet Residence Hall on the school’s Galveston campus.

Construction on New Texas High School to Begin

Construction on a new Mission Collegiate High School (MCHS) campus in Alton, Texas is expected to begin July 1.

Washburn University Names Residence Hall Architects

The Washburn University Board of Regents moved even closer to breaking ground on a new 350-bed student residence on June 11 when they approved the hiring of HTK Architects of Topeka and KwK Architects of St. Louis.

Iowa State University to Add Housing Complex

The Opus Group has announced plans to construct a six-story residential and retail complex near the Iowa State University campus.