Building Renovations

alt="Architects rendering of the SZB Lobby"

New Spaces

Creating Learning Environments That Support Our Bold New Vision

Renovations have begun on the George I. Sánchez and L. Theo Bellmont facilities. These renovations will enhance teaching, learning, and community across our programs. The new spaces and upgrades put our students at the heart of our buildings and reflect the fresh ideas, new vision, and renewed commitment to serving children, individuals, families, schools, and communities across Texas.

 

George I. Sánchez Building


Community and collaboration are vital to the learning experience, so the College of Education is transforming lobbies, alcoves, and walkways into warm and welcoming spaces that foster discussion and discovery among students and faculty. 

Texas Education Research, 5th Floor


Construction on Texas Education Research, the new hub for several of the college’s largest research enterprises, is underway on the 5th floor. We anticipate move-in will be complete in the spring of 2021.

Student Services Center, 2nd Floor


As home to all Texas Education student services, which includes Academic Advising, Texas Career Engagement, and teacher preparation, the new Student Services Center will be the heart of our building. Our Information Technology Office and its Help Desk also will be moving to this floor to better serve the needs of our faculty, staff, and students. Construction on this space also will begin in 2021. 

 

 

Main Lobby


The Main Lobby on the second floor serves as the front door to the College of Education and its supporting offices. It also serves as a gateway to four of our five departments. Construction will begin in 2021 to transform this space into a hub for students, faculty, and researchers, and create a welcoming space for visitors to the college. 

Architect rendering of the new student lounge in SZB featuring open spaces, improved lighting.

Lobby Landings


The college also plans to renovate the lobby landings on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors to provide additional community and study spaces. 

Photo of the 10th floor study space in Bellmont Hall.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall


Renovations in 2019 created new student study spaces on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of Bellmont with new furniture, paint, artwork, and specialty lighting.

KHE’s graduate students are now able to take advantage of a new conference room and collaboration spaces on the third floor of Bellmont and locker rooms have been updated with new lockers, seating, paint, and lighting

Help Us with the Transformation


Your gift to help fund these renovations will enable the facility to reflect the stature of the college and provide inviting spaces for our community of educators and researchers. While all gifts in support of our building renovations make a difference, there are a select number of premier recognition opportunities available to thank and honor those donors who contribute leadership gifts of $25,000 or more. For more information, contact Stacey Oliver, assistant dean for development, at 512-471-8178.