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^^^ nooooooow this is what i have been speaking of... UH with it's can-do attitude, as well as it's can-do spirit!


we at TEXAS have been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... to finally view our brand new renderings of our various planned / forthcoming new and state of the art athletic venues.


and yet, every time that i turn around... UH is introducing new and beautifully brilliant concepts aimed at totally reinvigorating their campus.


as a houstonian, i could not be prouder of this most wonderful institution...


go coogs!


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Quite a few updates in the last meeting.   Law school:  Budget: $90M Square Feet 179k SF Floors: 5 Completion: August 2022 Architect/Engineer: Shepley Bulfinch

https://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2019/november-2019/11182019-lawbuilding.php    

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^^^ i do indeed pray that the lady walking by in the coral jacket is yelling TIMBERRRRR... that tree is falling down... right?

on a more serious note, this brand new UH basketball training facility is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!  

OMG, simply gorgeous!  i cannot seem to take my eyes off of it.... wow!

well done coogs!

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The Hofheinz family and the University of Houston are pleased to announce a resolution regarding the status of the Hofheinz Pavilion basketball arena.  Following this amicable resolution, UH will continue forward with its renaming and significant reconstruction of the basketball facility, while continuing to honor the Hofheinz legacy at the University.

As part of the agreement, UH will ask the city of Houston to rename a portion of Holman Street adjacent to the facility and the UH campus between Cullen Boulevard and Scott Street to pay tribute to UH alumnus Judge Roy Hofheinz.  UH will build a plaza with a bronze statue of Hofheinz, whose $1.5 million gift in 1969 helped construct the original facility.  An area within the UH Alumni Center will present and describe the public service of Hofheinz, and UH’s library will archive his records in a special collection.  

“We know our father, Judge Roy Hofheinz, would want the athletic program at the University of Houston to prosper. So we know he would support this move which will bring the basketball arena, which bore his name for 47 years, into the 21st century. All of us in the Hofheinz family say: “Go Coogs!” said Fred Hofheinz, son of the late judge.  

UH officials echoed those sentiments.

“I’m pleased that we can work together to honor Judge Hofheinz’s spirit of innovation and passion for development, while commemorating his indelible mark on the University.” said Hunter Yurachek, vice president for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Houston.

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http://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2016/June/0614Hofheinz.php

 

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Completely renovate the 50-year old arena formerly known as Hofheinz Pavilion into a modern-day sports venue fit for UH Team stature of today. In the exterior the structure and roof will be preserved but entry experience and building presentation will be completely updated.

In the interior, the low-ceiling will be eliminated, opening up the ceiling space up to 30-feet high for bowl and concourse levels; which unfortunately will involve abatement of ACM in space above the ceilign currently contained, at a cost estimated to be $5M and would take 4 months of construction time.

Other major improvement would include reconfiguring the seating bowl to capture prime seating opportunities and optiomize view lines including creating two large club areas with VIP amenities; updating branding and technology for optimal fan experience; complete upgrading and renewal of buildng equipment including up-to-date AV programs and features; utilizing facilities in the Guy V. Lewis Basketball Center via new tunnel connection; new court and scoreboard, new VIP entrance; modern HVAC systems with full Controls features, all areas to be spriniklered or otherwise with smoke-evacuation setup; all necessary improvement for ADA and Life Safety requirements, largely expanded restroom facilities (needed even though seating capacity is sligthly reduced); new food service and retail venues; all other building programs (offices, ROTC program, volly ball and handball courts, visiting team lockers and showers

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http://www.uh.edu/facilities-planning-construction/projects/spotlight/HofheinzPavalion/

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This 80,000 square-foot project includes a synthetic playing surface and football specific weight room that will have a direct impact on the success of the Houston Football program. The facility will allow student-athletes to practice and prepare in a championship-caliber facility regardless of weather conditions. Projected start date for this project is late 2016 with a completion date before the start of the 2017 football season.

 

http://uhcougarpride.com/building-champions/fb-indoor-practice-facility.html#0

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This looks great. As a proud Alumni I sure hope the Big 12 takes notice and makes the right choice and invites U.of H. into the conference.

There could be some great rivalries and big time games played here either at TDECU and conference playoffs in Houston in NRG!

 

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14 hours ago, Triton said:

Does this bring more money to UofH? 

 

Absolutely! Getting into the Big 12, alone,  will increase our Athletic revenue to the $30+ million range.

We currently make about $2 million in the American Athletic Conference. The basketball renovation will have a strong ROI.

 

If you've been following, UH is one of the heavy  favorites to get the 2 or 4 program invite. Other heavy favorites include University of Cincinnati and BYU but most are starting the feel that BYU's culture, and high demands, will not be a fit for the Big 12. Plus there is the fact that No other Power conference, under any circumstances,  would ever take BYU. the same can not be said for the University of Houston so look for the Big 12 to invite UH sooner than later.

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^^^ basically every time that we turn around, you guy's are either planning, are starting to construct your needed athletics facilities.  on the other hand, TEXAS has a bazillion items that they have been contemplating for a few years now and yet officials have not begun construction.  we have not referenced any new renderings / concepts thus far... nothing!  the ERWIN CENTER (TEXAS current basketball facility) shall need to be torn down to make room for the new DELL MEDICAL CENTER on campus.  this new TEXAS basketball facility is currently estimated at between ($500mm to $600mm) and to date, we have not referenced one concept rendering.  everybody in the nation is now aware that TEXAS is contemplating finally enclosing the DKR MEMORIAL STADIUM.  this last phase shall involve the reconstruction / expansion of the SEZ (south end zone) of the stadium as well as the MONCRIEF NEUHAUS athletics center.  from all of the whispers that we have been hearing throughout our many many many TEXAS fan websites, this new and final phase of DKR shall indeed become a masterpiece in design.  it shall incorporate (stores, restaurants, chair back seating, new club seating, new weight room, new locker rooms, coaches offices, lounges, meeting places, suites, the works).  once this phase is completed, not only shall DKR become fully enclosed, the stadium shall become the 2nd or 3rd largest facility of its kind in the nation.  the current GODZILLATRON (TEXAS famous and world renown HUGE scoreboard) shall be torn down and scrapped.  the newest scoreboard addition shall be state of the art, and will be the largest video board in the world.  the estimated cost of this final phase of DKR and MONCRIEF expansion is currently at ($500mm +).  TEXAS shall also incorporate the tearing down of the dilapidated indoor bubble football facility.  (can anyone upon HAIF actually believe that TEXAS still has it's football team practicing inside of a dilapidated bubble?  every time that i see it, it makes my stomach ache)  TEXAS is currently constructing a brand new state of the art TENNIS FACILITY that should be second to none.  TEXAS shall also have to construct a brand new basketball practice facility for both men's and women's teams with all of the bells and whistles.  not to mention, there are also plans for new additions to our baseball facilities as well.  YES, all of this, and we still have not viewed one rendering / concept.  all that we keep getting are whispers here and there.. and promises that whatever they come up with, shall shock the world......       

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Houston 2020 To fulfill our promise to our students, and to build upon the traditions that have defined our university, we invite you to join us in The Campaign for Houston. Our goal: to raise $1 billion by 2020. We are halfway there, and we have big ambitions for the remaining $500 million to be raised. By 2020, we intend to make the city and the University of Houston a first-choice destination for all students

 

http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/docs/730/127057_3.pdf 

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New student housing building will replace the oldest one on campus.

 

http://thedailycougar.com/2016/09/21/college-town-developer-marketing-new-apartment-uh-students/

 

There’s a clear demand for on or near-campus housing at UH. In September, Chancellor and President Renu Khator announced that all beds on campus were filled. The Quadrangle, the oldest student housing on campus, will be demolished after spring 2017 to make way for updated housing. In the meantime, hundreds of students will need to find alternatives.

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Recreation and Wellness Center University of Houston-Clear Lake

 

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Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018
New Construction
80,000 sq. ft.
$29.4M* (Anticipated)

 

HarrisonKornberg Architects, in collaboration with SmithGroup JJR, has been selected to provide program confirmationas well as design and construction administration services for a new Recreation and Wellness Center on the University of Houston-Clear Lake Campus. The project is an approximately 80,000 GSF building consisting of sport courts, classrooms, exercise rooms, locker rooms, offices, and support spaces. The Center will be sited to the north of the Student Services and Classroom Building.

 

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I've seen that a couple of times.  It seems like it's a giant rack with pieces of steel on it - the metal looks to be disconnected from the body and just sitting there.  Haven't had the time to go investigate it properly though

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