The university of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7
Campus Construction Update Monday, October 12, 2009
October 14 , 2009 • 11 a.m.
REK Center Grand Opening Noon - 3 p.m. REK Center tours 5:15 – 10 p.m. Student “Night of Champions” begins with a group workout followed by a 3-point shootout, 3-on-3 basketball, racquetball and pington tournaments. Center for Early Childhood Studies
Lunch will be served in the multipurpose room, top. All classrooms have an observation room (see window on left) for student teachers, above.
The pretty yellow of Classroom Casita D will contrast nicely with its forthcoming lawn.
Casita windows are equipped with functional shutters.
The Arts Center
A wall of windows opens up the lobby and balcony to the Fort Brown Resaca view.
Cars will be able to circle around the main entrance to drop off passengers at the front doors and box office windows.
The Patronâ€™s Room and Rehearsal Hall on the second level opens onto the Patronâ€™s Terrace. Special acoustical ceiling tiles have been strategically placed.
This cascade of wires will control all the audience chamber lighting.
The beauty of the lobby continues into the restrooms, with ceramic tile wainscoting, marble vanities and a blue glass tile backsplash.
The Arts Center (continued)
Science and Technology Learning Center
The new Taylor Drive now has its curbs poured and awaits asphalt.
As seen from the stage and again from the top of the balcony, workers are installing the decorative ironwork that goes along the balcony railing.
Taken from the balcony of the Life and Health Sciences Building, these three photos, top to bottom, show the Science & Technology Learning Center (1) in relation to the Old Cotton Compress and the parking lot, (2) in full view with the second floor decking in place, and (3) in relation to its companion building with its partially completed foundation. The greenery beyond is along the banks of the Lozano Banco Resaca.
New Sidewalk Lighting
All fine craft work on the Commandant’s Quarters is being done by UTB/TSC employees. Here, restoration team member Ruben Salazar builds the library’s oak bookshelves.
The new sidewalk to the Recreation, Education and Kinesiology Center and athletic fields is now brightly lit with the campus signature light poles.
The new pine ceiling replaces the former acoustical tile suspended cieling.
A beautiful inlaid marble medallion adorns the restroom on the main floor.