Higher Education

University of Texas - Brownsville / Texas Southmost College - Bond Program Management

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) is located in Brownsville, TX, and occupies the site of old Fort Brown, a national historic site. The architectural inspiration of buildings follows the mid-1800s Spanish Fort style. The campus has grown from 49 acres to over 300 acres, while the student body has increased to about 17,000 undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students per semester.

In 2005, UTB/TSC was successful in passing a $68M bond program for the construction and renovation of its campus facilities and the approval allowed for leveraging financial resources that increased the bond program to $78M.

Broaddus & Associates was selected to manage this bond program, which included a 58,000 SF, $25.7M arts center; a 43,000 SF, $14.4M east library; renovations to the 20,000 SF, $3.1M Oliveira Library; a 37,000 SF, $10.9M large classroom building; the 17,000 SF, $5M Center for Early Childhood Studies; renovations to the 60,000 SF $18.6M International Technology, Education and Commerce Center; and upgrades to the thermal plant infrastructure.

The program management scope of services included establishing budgets, guiding the programming process, and managing communication updates with the advisory and board bond advisory committees. As part of the services, Broaddus & Associates also managed the programming for each building and selection of design professionals and contractors, guided design presentations, reviewed construction drawings, and provided constructability reviews, and overall budget management. Construction administration and quality assurance oversight services were provided, as well as final closeout and warranty administration.