University of Texas – Pan American New Academic and Performing Arts Center

Location Houston, Texas

Project Detail

On August 25, 2011, The University of Texas System Board of Regents gave administrative approval for the construction of a $42.7 million Academic and Performing Arts Center (APAC) at The University of Texas-Pan American.

The Performing Arts Center for the University of Texas-Pan America consists of the demolition of the existing Performing Arts Auditorium, remodel of existing Buildings B and C and the design and construction of a new Performing Arts Center that seats 1,000 people.

Sunland is a member of the design team for this project providing independent cost estimates and contract negotiations.  The project delivery system was construction manager-at-risk (CM@R) with Spaw Glass, serving as the construction manager.  As part of the team, Sunland worked with the designer ensuring cost presented by the CM@R was within industry standards.

The project consisted of the following:

  • Building A – Performing Arts Auditorium, 60,215 SF of new construction, comprising a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 1,000-seat theatre, and four rehearsal halls seating 95-100, and lobby area.
  • Building B – Administrative Offices and classroom space, 20,386 SF renovation of second floor including safety and accessibility upgrades, new heating and cooling systems, roof, and interior architectural finishes.
  • Building C – Rehearsal Hall/Rooms, 11,274 SF renovation consisting of demolishing and reconstruction of full interior including safety and accessibility upgrades, new heating and cooling systems, roof, and interior architectural finishes.