On Friday, March 7, Skanska USA Building Inc. and University of Houston System-Sugar Land hoisted the last piece of steel atop the multipurpose building at the campus' Sugar Land location it shares with Wharton County Junior College. The 150,000-square-foot building includes an auditorium; computer, science and nursing skill labs; faculty offices; a bookstore; weight and aerobics rooms; a multipurpose room with seating for 350 people; conference rooms; a student center for the community college; and a student lounge. The facility is scheduled for completion in December 2008.
Participating in the ceremony were, from left to right: Wally Ford, executive Vice president,Haynes Whaley & Associates;Craig Mitchell, Staff Architect, Archi*Technics/3; Calvin Deese, project manager, Archi*Technics/3; Jimmy Guzman, design teammanager, Page Southland Page Architects; J.P. Chandler, senior project manager, Skanska USA Building; Katherine Miller, senior project manager, Facilities Planning and Construction, UH System; Michael Ruland, director of facilities, UH System; DilipAnketell, executive director, FacilitiesPlanning and Construction, UH System; Dave Irvin, associate vicechancellor/associate vice president for Plant Operation, UH System; Ronnie Howe, vice president, Skanska USA Building; and Matt Daniel, vice president, Skanska USA Building. Photo courtesy of Skanska USA Building Inc.