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University of Houston Victoria

Administrative Services Building

Location
Victoria, Texas
Area
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.

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