K-12 education Rohane says there is pent-up demand for school construction and renovation. Abernathy Independent School District selected Western Builders for a renovation project, and Bushland ISD hired the company for an expansion and renovation. He did not release cost.

Wiley Hicks has focused on a few school projects, including a new $25-million, K-12 campus for Borden County ISD in Gail and a $1.5- to $2-million classroom addition for Wellington ISD in Wellington.

Page & Associates continues work on a new $15-million intermediate school, scheduled for completion in August, for Dumas ISD in Dumas. For the same school district, Page & Associates has started a $4-million addition to the junior high school and a $5-million addition and renovation to the high school. 

University projects There’s still some institutional money out there, Daniel says. In collaboration with PageSoutherlandPage of Dallas, he designed the $45-million College of Health Sciences/School of Nursing for the University of Texas El Paso. Vaughn Construction is building the five-story, 132,000-sq-ft facility, scheduled for completion in April 2011.

Vaughn also is working on a $69-million, 150,186-sq-ft Chemistry and Computer Science Building at UTEP. 

West Texas A&M University in Canyon plans an estimated $71-million worth of construction projects, including a $32.5-million residence hall, with up to 400 beds, which Western Builders expects to start construction on this summer. West East Design Group of San Antonio designed the building.

TAMU expects SpawGlass Construction of Houston to begin construction on a $21.8- million recreational sports complex before the summer break. PBK Architects of Houston is designing the multifield facility.

Lee Lewis Construction in Lubbock has several projects under way for the Texas Tech University System in Lubbock. The company began work last fall on the $70-million, 147,500-sq-ft Rawls College of Business Administration and in December on the $25-million Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration Classroom Building renovation.

And Lee Lewis continues constructing the university’s $31-million Jones AT&T Stadium East Side Expansion, a five-story building with 26 suites and 540 club seats, and a $6-million North End Zone Expansion with 6,182 seats.

Turner Construction Co. of Dallas, in a joint venture with Lee Lewis, recently completed the $47-million Overton Hotel and Conference Center in the Overton Park area of Lubbock, adjacent to Texas Tech. Garfield Traub Development of Dallas and 1859 Historic Hotels of Galveston own the hotel and the city owns the conference center.

Matthew Papenfus, vice president and general manager of Turner, is tracking more construction work about to be bid at Texas Tech, including an on-campus, developer-led, mixed-use project; residence halls; and a parking facility.