University of Houston Victoria
Administrative Services Building
- Victoria, Texas
- 16,000 GSF Addition
This two-story addition to an existing academic building was to provide a new and clearly identifiable “front door” for the campus. Most of the students on this commuter campus are non-traditional with full-time work and family responsibilities in addition to academic pursuits. The addition houses faculty offices, instructional support, a community outreach program and a student commons that opens onto an exterior courtyard.
The addition is clad in campus-standard brick veneer. Cast stone panels highlight the entry portal and zinc-coated copper sheets provide a visual transition from the existing circa-1980 building to the new addition. An interior monumental stair is a feature of the new lobby and is wrapped in curtainwall that overlooks a landscaped courtyard.