UT Health SA Launches Significant Renovations

To continue to excel in its academic, research and patient care missions, the School of Dentistry and the School of Nursing on the Long campus of UT Health San Antonio are scheduled to undergo significant renovations beginning in August 2017. Please note: These renovations will impact access and travel in this area of the Long campus.

The renovations, beginning this week, are made using $49.6 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds (TRBs), $3.9 million from the Permanent University Fund (PUF) and $5.35 million in other funding to renovate the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the School of Dentistry and portions of the 1st and 2nd floors of the School of Nursing.

The design phase of the project, completed by Marmon Mok Architecture, began in 2016 with meeting with stakeholders to define the departmental needs and understand special requirements based on the schools’ academic programs to give a new face and provide for optimal functionality to the schools.

The School of Health Professions will also receive a new home as the Departments of Emergency Health Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, as well as the Dean’s Office will be newly located on the renovated 2nd and 3rd floors. In tandem with these moves, space will be given to the new Speech Therapy program along with tailored collaborative learning spaces.

The School of Nursing will be receiving significant upgrades to their classrooms and restrooms, as well as the Nancy Smith Hurd Auditorium.

General contractor, Bartlett Cocke, was awarded the contact for construction.  There will be four phases of construction with the first phase starting August 9, 2017 and project completion scheduled for December 28, 2019.

Phase 1 – School of Dentistry: A complete renovation for the second floor “R” section

  • Includes new walls, floor covering, ceilings, HVAC equipment, electrical lighting and data for new classrooms, offices and restrooms. There will be no access into or through this space during construction.
  • We will also be erecting a new stair tower on the north side of the “R” section.  Click here to see attached drawing.
  • Click on thumbnails below for design renderings by Marmon Mok.

Phase 1 – School of Nursing:  Renovation of a majority of the first floor

  • Includes new walls, floor covering, ceilings, HVAC equipment, electrical, lighting and data for new classrooms, offices and restrooms. There will be no access into or through this space during construction.  Click here to see attached drawing.
  • Click on thumbnails below for design renderings by Marmon Mok.

During Phase 1 construction the following offices will be temporarily relocated to the former space occupied by Texas Star Café:

  • Office of Academic Affairs
  • Office of Admissions
  • Life Long Learning
  • Educational Support
  • Student Success

 

 

This article is from an announcement made by Facilities Management at UT Health San Antonio. To view the original posting, click here

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