University of Houston-Victoria reaches new milestone with dorm construction
VICTORIA, Texas — Construction on the new University of Houston-Victoria residence hall passed a new milestone, with a topping out ceremony marking the end of the beginning phase of construction.
Representatives from the University of Houston, UHV, and the architecture firms behind the project each signed a piece of roofing material, highlighting the end of the foundation and framing work for the building.
The $22 million residence hall is entering its next phase of construction, and is being built to address the school’s growing enrollment numbers.
University officials expressed their excitement at the progress on Smith Hall, along with the growth the university has shown in recent years.
“We think it’s exciting, along with all the other construction. To be adding dorms, dorms that also include game rooms, laundry facilities; two classrooms will be in here. Computer labs. It’s a lot of different amenities to help our students out. Make them feel at home and make them feel like they’re on a university campus,” said Matthew Alexander, Director of Capital Projects, UHV.
Once completed, the dorm will hold more than 2,270 students looking to attend classes at UHV.
UHV officials say construction is on track and should be completed by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
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