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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2011 Contact: Keith T. Kowalka

August 22, 2011 Contact: Keith T. Kowalka
Assistant Vice President for Student Development
UC Transformation Project Selects Design and Construction Firms
A bid review committee of faculty, staff, and students recently selected a design firm and a
construction firm for the University Center Transformation Project. A partnership of WHR
and WTW was chosen as the architecture and engineering firm for the project, and Tellepsen
was chosen to be the construction firm.
WHR, the architect of record for the University Center Transformation Project, has strong
ties to the state of Texas and the UH Community. Based in downtown Houston, WHR
currently employs UH graduates, including two who will be deeply involved with this
project. Some of the firm's recent projects include academic and performance spaces at Sam
Houston State University, the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, and most
recently, UH's new Stadium Parking Garage, set to break ground in the near future.
WTW, the design architect, has a national portfolio of successful work in both renovation
and new construction in student unions and university centers. They bring with them award-
winning design principles and exceptional talent. Some of their recent projects include
student unions and student activities centers at Louisiana State University, the University of


Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston


Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology