About the Project

In response to a growing demand for tier one programs in the Katy communities, the University of Houston opened it’s first facility on their Katy Campus that will be home to the UH College of Nursing and the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The project consisted of a nursing simulation learning center, offices, engineering studios, multi-purpose classroom and seminar spaces. The building scope was 83,000 gross square feet with a three-level steel structure on a structural slab and auger cast foundation system. The exterior is a combination of brick veneer with aluminum curtain wall and composite panels.

The Numbers

  • 83,000

    Sq Ft
  • 14 Months

  • 3


The Details

Type: New Construction
Components: Classrooms, Administrative Offices, Engineering Studios
Method: Construction Manager at Risk
Sector(s): Higher Education
Client: University of Houston

Safety Perspective

Tellepsen’s safety program merited the prestigious “Safest in the Nation” award five times, with four consecutive times ranked the 1st place winner. The Associated General Contractors Willis Safety Award program recognizes contractors for their unique safety program, safety processes, safety excellence and outstanding performance.


  • Architect: Smith Group JJR / Harrison Kornberg
  • MEP Engineer: Smith Group JJR
  • Structural Engineer: JQ Infrastructure
  • Civil Engineer: Langan
  • Landscape Architect: Asakura Robinson

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