BE&K Building Group Begins Construction of New University Commons Building at University of Houston-Victoria
July 11, 2017

Our team has begun construction on a new 75,000 square-foot University Commons for the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) in Victoria, Texas. On April 25, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to signify the beginning of construction on the $22.5 million project. Designed by Gensler, the University Commons will combine UHV’s first student center with a modern library.

The first floor will include a food court, coffee bar, Barnes & Noble bookstore, video game area, multi-purpose room and study spaces. The second floor will be a combination of a student center and learning commons - a term for a modern library. The student center will house offices for UHV Student Life & Services, the Student Government Association and other student organizations. The learning commons will include technology resources, a makerspace for students to create materials, collaborative areas and the UHV Student Success Center, which provides tutoring and workshops for students. The third floor will contain an additional supply of books, a deck with outdoor seating and meeting rooms.

Project completion is slated for summer 2018.