Feb. 29, 2016
St. Edward’s University is growing, improving and consistently gaining national recognition. Meeting the needs of students by providing innovative campus facilities for living, learning and teaching is vital to continued success.
Beginning in May 2016, the final phase of the campus master plan gets underway with several construction projects, including a new on-campus apartment complex, major renovations for two historic buildings, and a new operations building.
To satisfy the need for on-campus, student housing, construction of an apartment complex, with 450 beds, begins this spring. This $40 million project is scheduled to open in time for the Fall 2017 semester, further developing the university’s vibrant residential campus. The fully furnished units, competitively priced, will provide students the convenience of living on campus and the opportunity to stay closely connected to the academic community during their time at St. Edward’s.
Sidewalk Development was selected as the owner representative on the project, Facchina Construction is the contractor, and Sasaki Associates will serve as the architects.
The university’s iconic Main Building and Holy Cross Hall will undergo important restoration and repairs this spring. Both buildings will benefit from roofing and window repairs, and restoration work on the exterior limestone and brick. Originally built in 1888, the same year as the Texas State Capitol building, Main Building was beset by a fire in 1903 and a tornado in 1922. The Main Building Project is in place for those who wish to make a gift to help preserve and repair this beloved landmark. Holy Cross Hall was constructed in 1903.
On the northwest corner of campus a new operations building will be constructed to centralize key services, including the Office of Campus Safety, the university’s postal and copying services, facilities support, and purchasing.
Ultimately, all of these projects enrich the educational experience for the university community, while preparing us to better serve a total population of almost 5,000 students.