The University of Houston at Sugar Land broke ground on a new $65 million academic building at 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land, on Oct. 5.

The details

The Texas Legislature approved funds for the building in 2021, according to an Oct. 2 news release, as part of a larger funding package for UH System facility construction and renovations. UH System universities were awarded $389 million by the Legislature.

The three-story, 75,000-square-foot building will primarily serve the Cullen College of Engineering-Technology Division, according to the release. The building will provide classrooms, laboratories and offices for faculty, staff and students.

The background

The Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering building opened at UH at Sugar Land in 2019.

UH opened the Sugar Land campus in 1995 and has 3,700 enrolled students as of 2023, according to UH officials.

The Sugar Land campus offers the following programs:
  • Digital media
  • Nursing
  • Computer science
  • Construction management
  • Biotechnology
  • Education
What’s next

The facility is expected to open in 2025, according to the release, and all programs from the Technology Division will be moved to the Sugar Land campus.

What they’re saying

“The addition of this new building will allow us to accommodate all Technology Division classes and programs that have been transitioning from the main campus to Sugar Land for the last several months,” said Jay Neal, associate vice president of academic affairs and chief operating officer for UH at Sugar Land, in the release.

"The growth of our Technology Division and our Sugar Land instructional site supports our vision of building a top 50 public university that provides a top tier educational experience and creates impactful research,” UH President Renu Khator said in the release.