Sunday, December 7, 1997

December 1997 Regents Report

Steps toward construction, renovation, equipment, and improvement projects totaling more than $5.8 million were approved Friday by the Sam Houston State University board of regents, reports Today@Sam:
The largest SHSU project on which action was taken was the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute building, which will be built near the Beto Criminal Justice Center, and is expected to cost $2.87 million. The Molina-Walker Architects, Inc. company of Houston was employed by the board to design the 23,000-square-foot facility.

Another major project acted upon was a $1.3 million renovation of the 308-bed White Hall, a dormitory built in 1962. Shah, Smith and Associates, Inc. of Houston was hired to design the project, which will include major work on the electrical, plumbing and heating/air conditioning systems and modernization of bathrooms. All rooms will be provided with additional telephone and computer connections.

The board awarded a $305,995 contract to J&M Contracting Co., Inc. of Huntsville for Phase III of the Colony Apartments renovation project. Three apartment buildings containing 14 student apartments will be upgraded with paint, carpet, cabinetry, appliances fixtures and other improvements.

The Casa Bella + Barnes Partnership of Austin was employed to design a metal building for a weight training facility, with a project cost of $299,000. The 3,600-square-foot building will replace the Pritchett Field weight room, which was bought in 1982 and has since deteriorated beyond repair.

The same company was also employed to design a metal building for the Forensic Clinical Psychology program, with a project cost of $201,350. The building will be used by SHSU's newest doctoral program, and will be located near the art program complex on the southern edge of the campus.