2014 SHSU Construction Projects On Track
Tuesday's Houstonian [Oct. 1] reveals that SHSU officials are confident that the Texas State University System Capital Improvements program remains on schedule despite the inability of the Texas Legislature to pass tuition revenue bonds to fund said projects:
Designs for the 2,400 square-foot Sycamore Vivarium, awarded to the JT Vaughn Construction Company, will begin in late 2013. The building will serve as a shell space for future expansions for Biological Sciences, according to Denise Neu, director of facilities planning and construction. Neu said the $1.5 million project is being paid for in TSUS bonds, which have not been awarded yet.
The demolition of Allen, Adams, Parkhill, and Barrett houses is scheduled for fall 2014 to make way for a new nursing and biology building. The TSUS program details allocate additional [Higher Education Assistance Funds, HEAF] funding for the construction.
Bowers Stadium is scheduled for improvements to its west side in 2015. This project includes new concessions and restrooms, a gift shop and Athletic Memorabilia display, club seating and enhanced game day operations, according to Neu. This project will cost $20 million, and the athletics department is currently starting a fundraising campaign to fund it.