UT Rio Grande Performing Arts Complex
The Performing Arts Center for the University of Texas-Pan America consisted of the demolition of the existing Performing Arts Auditorium, remodeling of existing Buildings B and C, and the design and construction of a new Performing Arts Center that seats 1,000 people.
Sunland was 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 (CMAR) with SpawGlass, serving as the construction manager. As part of the team, Sunland worked with the designer to ensure the cost presented by the CMAR 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 theater, four rehearsal halls seating 95-100, and a lobby area.
Building B - Administrative Offices/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.