Work continues on the new academic building at the University of Houston at Sugar Land.

The overview

A new 75,000-square-foot technology building is coming to the University of Houston at Sugar Land. The $65 million building was approved by the Texas Legislature in 2021 as a part of the $389 million capital construction bond for improvements to campus facilities and infrastructure, according to a news release.

“We are excited to usher in this next chapter of growth and impact for the university and for our Fort Bend County region,” said Jay Neal, associate vice president of academic affairs and chief operating officer for UH at Sugar Land, in the release. “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.”

The groundbreaking was held Oct. 5, and the construction crews are preparing the site for construction, officials said.

The features

The second technology building will sit adjacent to the existing technology building and will be the three-story home to the Cullen College of Engineering-Technology Division, according to the release.

The new building will include:
  • Wet and dry labs
  • Traditional and active-learning classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Student lounge areas
  • Conference spaces
  • Student advising spaces
The first technology building opened its doors in 2019.

What’s next?

Upon completion of the building, the rest of the technology division will complete the transition to the Sugar Land campus, according to the release. The transition began with a 2022 transition task force.