Current Construction Projects

Maxfield Hall Renovation

Project Manager: Tina Hicks
The 20,730 gross square foot historic Mechanical Lab building, attached to the Central Plant, will be renovated. The scope includes full replacement of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Two additions providing for new egress stairs will be added on the north side and will attach all three levels of the building. A new at-grade entrance on the southeast side will be cut into the facade. New elevators will provide for full building accessibility after the renovation. The renovated facility will be the new home to the Department of Statistics/Brown School of Engineering. The project is pursuing a historic designation of the building with the Texas Historical Commission and the National Park Service.

Construction began in August 2020 and building occupancy is scheduled for June 2021.

The Welch Institute - Dell Butcher Hall - First and Third Floors

Project Manager: Yumi Johnson
Dell Butcher Hall is home to the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. It will soon be the new home for The Welch Institute. The Welch Institute will attract top researchers from around the world to collaborate with the university's internationally renowned faculty and scientific resources. The Welch Institute at Rice will support the foundational research responsible for discoveries in material science. The renovation will include an executive suite, new finishes and upgrades to common areas, and three state-of-the-art laboratories for senior principal investigators.

Construction is scheduled to begin the summer of 2021.

New Sid Richardson College

Project Manager: Anzilla Gilmore
New Sid Richardson College is being built between campus entrance 3 and 4 off Main Street between Siebel Servery and Old Sid Richardson College. New Sid Richardson College will be approximately 148,000 square feet, increasing capacity from 229 in the existing college to 312 beds. The new facility will include three resident associate apartments, a new Magister’s House, a private dining room (PDR), and a new college commons that will connect to Seibel Servery. New Sid Rich will continue to be the tallest college on campus boasting twelve stories that look down on the new wing of Will Rice College to the north and features a 4,000 SF open-air terrace that will overlook a new quad and the John and Anne Grove.

Construction began in August 2019, and building occupancy is scheduled for January 2021.

New Hanszen College Magister House

Project Manager: Faten Tayeh
The approximately 4,200 square foot new Hanszen College Magister house will be located just south of the existing Rice MultiCultural Center. The new house will be two stories with three bedrooms, three and one-half baths, an office, kitchen, dining room, public living space on the first floor and a private living space on the second floor. The house will have a two-car attached garage.

Construction began in October 2020, and building occupancy is scheduled for August 2021.