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Core Building Renovations

Project Description

The goal of the Core Renovation Project is to strategically renovate the buildings that form the general education core of the central University of Houston campus. These buildings are home to a substantial number of classrooms, labs, faculty offices and departmental headquarters. They are heavily utilized by students and faculty. The renovation plan includes addresses deferred maintenance issues, modernization of the facility and building systems and aligning the interior spaces with the occupants needs.

The buildings to be renovated include: Agnes Arnold Hall, Charles F. McElhinney Hall, Roy G.Cullen, Science Research & Engineering Center, Science & Research I and the Science Building.

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Current Status

Facilities Planning & Construction has contracted Broaddus Planning to assist with the massive programming project. A Steering Committee has been appointed to work with Broaddus Planning, with UH FP&c leading the efforts. In addition, representatives from the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the two Colleges that are primarily impacted by the renovations, have been engaged and have provided essential information about their current space, their department operations and their anticipated growth.

The information gained from this exercise is being used to develop the renovation schedule, the specific scope of work for each facility and the most efficient way to relocate departmnets with the least disruption. Following is the anticipated schedule of the Broaddus Programming effort:

     Data Gathering: COMPLETE
     Program Development: IN PROGRESS
     Reporting & Final Documentation: LATE FEBRUARY

The University will have a final program deliverable by the end of February 2018. This will provide the basic outline for the entire Core Renovation Project.

UH FP&C Project Team: 

Christa Rieck - Executive Director of Planning
Jennifer McPhail - Sr. Facilities Planner