Expansion News

Piers and foundation walls poured and elevator shafts installed

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Almost finished with piers

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2 piers yet to be poured, 400 yards of wall up.  Looking to begin installing steel late October/early November.

Harvey has passed and we are back to work!

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A Few New Photos

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Avenue I Closed July 12 - 24

Avenue I, north of the LSC ballroom entrance will be closed for construction July 12-24; the parking lot and garage will remain open.  This is the electrical and fiber run for the expansion connection.

You can see from the map below, in red, that the blocked is south of garage entrance with sidewalk access in blue.

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LSC Celebrates Your Official Groundbreaking!

President Dana G. Hoyt led the festivities in what was an especially exciting time for campus representatives, visitors, and the LSC staff.  As you have seen from the timeline, we have been working very hard in getting to this point.  We are very happy to be at this phase and are looking forward to further milestones.

President Dana G. Hoyt, VP Frank Parker, and EYP's Andy Albin addressing our Groundbreaking ceremony attendants. 

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On hand to officially "kick off" construction of the new Lowman Student Center annex on Wednesday were (from left) Rob Webber, Keith Jenkins, Andy Albin of EYP Architecture, Carlos Hernandez, Frank Parker, SHSU President Dana Hoyt, TSUS Regent Alan Tinsley, and Danny Thompson of Vaughn Construction. -- Photos by Brian Blalock

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LSC Staff Celebrating


What's Happening with Your Expansion

Construction Notes

Our construction contractor, Vaughn, will be disconnecting the Barnacle from the fire alarm and fire sprinkler system on Friday, called “make-safe”.  This is behind the area where the Paw Print exit used to reside and which is now walled up as seen here.

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Related to this, we are moving forward with our sewer and sanitary line where the lines are going to be rerun along the west side of the building.  Too, we begin asbestos abatement along the north side of the building on Monday.

Conference room chairs!

Students from the class of 2021 during their orientation sessions are choosing replacement chairs for your conference rooms.  Please join them in voting outside of the LSC Office near 308.

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Finally also new this week, from the Vice President for Student Affairs office, this newly lit sign is located in the LSC Atrium:

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A Bit of Expansion History

During the Fall 2012 semester, the staff of the LSC delivered referendum presentations to SGA and student groups requesting the increase of the student center fee from $60 per semester to $100 per semester towards the development of an expansion to the current facility.  The LSC had last been renovated in 2000 when SHSU had a student population of 12,000.  Not long after, we were running out of space for just about everything and, unfortunately, had to find other campus locations to house student groups, their events, and their meetings.  The student groups in 2012 were quite generous in their support of the referendum, with the understanding that they would be investing in a building expansion that they would only know as alumni.  Later that Fall, the referendum passed and during the next few years, planning, preparations, and TSUS Board approval solidified the project that you will see completed over the next 18 months.

What's Next?

Groundbreaking for the Expansion to be set in the current Green Space behind the existing LSC facility is scheduled for June 2017.  We invite you to return to this page often for updates as they happen while you follow us in our growing of your Living Room.  The LSC staff are excited to share the architectural drawings with you below. 

extertopBird's Eye view of Expansion with tie-in to current facility.

exteriorMid-corner view of Expansion with current facility tie-in facing east.

exterlowGround-level view of Expansion facing north-east.

extercornerGround-level view of Expansion facing north-east.

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View of Atrium space at tie-in.

katklubNew Kat Klub game room with bowling alley and pub.