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December 2008

Release Date: Dec. 2, 2008ASU Logo

Community Forum Set Dec. 4 for ASU Building Plans

Angelo State University’s Office of Facilities Planning and Construction will host a community forum Thursday, Dec. 4, to acquaint the public with construction projects planned for the university next year.

The session for community members will begin at 7 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont.

John H. Russell, director of facilities, planning and construction, will present a PowerPoint presentation and then answer questions on the more than a dozen major projects on the drawing board as well as double that number of smaller jobs.

In addition to buildings, the projects will include public art and enhanced landscaping. By policy of the Texas Tech University System, 1 percent of all construction projects is set aside for public art projects and another 1 percent for landscaping enhancements.

The first new construction project that will include public art and landscape enhancement is the renovation of the Hardeman Administration Building, beginning in the spring. The building will be converted into a one-stop student services center. Cost of the project is $12 million.

Other major projects will include demolition of University Hall, $1.2 million; creation of an information commons in the Porter Henderson Library, $4.27 million; Student Recreation Center, $7 million; Massie Hall expansion, $6.7 million; new residence hall, $40 million; Mayer Administration Building renovation, $9.1 million; Nursing and Allied Health Building, $40 million; campus modernization and expansion, $31.5 million; and Performing Arts Center, $42.3 million.