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History of the Sugar Land Academic Building

The fourth building at the Sugar Land instructional site, the Sugar Land Academic Building (SAB1) was designed by Page Southerland Page, Inc. and built by Tellepsen Builders.


UH Receives $54 Million in Construction Bonds to Expand in Sugar Land

June 18, 2015

State leaders paved the way for new construction at the University of Houston's instructional site in Sugar Land. $54 million was allocated in HB100 to construct a new 150,000-sq.-ft. academic building.
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Groundbreaking for New Facility

March 23, 2018

More than 100 people gathered at the University of Houston at Sugar Land for the groundbreaking ceremony of its newest facility.
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Topping Out Ceremony

October 26, 2018

Officials from the University of Houston, Tellepsen Builders and Fort Bend County celebrated the Topping Out of the new Sugar Land Academic Building.
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Open for Fall 2019

August 19, 2019

Doors opened to classes for the first time this fall. Classes include digital media, biotechnology, supply chain and logistics technology, construction management, human resource development, and technology leadership and innovation management.
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Grand Opening

September 12, 2019

UH President Renu Khator joined officials from the Sugar Land instructional site and more than 150 guests for the official opening of the new Sugar Land Academic Building.
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Conceptual Renderings

Rendering Video »

Front View (South)

Front view of a new building from the parking lot

Aerial View

Diagram illustrating the top view of building and parking lot

View from US-59 (North)

View of a new building from the street

Courtyard View (South)

People standing in a courtyard with trees, tables and benches

Construction Progress

Time Lapse Video »


A dirt construction site with foundation being made
A tall crane over concrete pillars at a construction site
A construction worker walking towards a pile of reinforcing bars on the ground
Scaffolding around concrete pillars at a construction site


Constructions workers on scaffolding covering the side of a brick building
A ladder on a concrete floor in an unfinished room
Construction workers installing tables with drawers and cabinets in an unfinished lab
An articulated lift carrying constructions workers to an exterior window