Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Ground Breaking Ceremony Scheduled for Dining Hall, Honors College

KINGSVILLE - July 21, 2010

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

A ground breaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, for the new dining hall and the new suite-style residence hall at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The festivities will be held at University Village, the newest residence hall on campus, at the entrance on Engineering Avenue, across the street from Martin Hall.

The new dining hall, adjacent to University Village, will have the capacity to feed about 300 students at one time. It also will have a second floor that will house two conferences rooms with an accessible terrace on the roof of the first floor. The nearly 19,000 square foot building has a $5.5 million price tag. It will be ready for students in time for the beginning of the spring 2011 semester.

Construction of a new suite-style residence hall, this one with room for 300 beds, will begin in the fall 2010 semester. It will be ready for students to move in for the fall 2011 semester. The 98,000 square foot building will house the new Honors College, including college offices. It has an $18 million price tag. It will be located on Avenue B north of University Village.  

The architect for both projects is BOKA Powell, the firm that designed Texas Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys. They also have designed residence halls at Texas Tech, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at El Paso and University of Texas at San Antonio. The general contractor is SpawGlass.

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