Capital Projects 2014 - 2021

Projects Supporting Student Life

Aztec Recreation Center Expansion

Interior rendering of new receration center

  • $77 M Total Project Cost
  • Renovate and expand by 68,000 GSF
  • In Design
  • Estimated Completion: Fall 2021

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

North facade of Union from Centennial Mall

  • $104 M Total Project Cost
  • 206,000 GSF
  • Completed January 2014
  • LEED Platinum for New Building and Maintenance

Replaced outdated, aging union to provide meeting and event space, student organization offices, a fitness facility, a bowling alley, a movie theater and food service.

Zura Hall Renovation

Evening photo of Zura Hall from the northeast

  • $53 M Total Project Cost
  • 600 Beds
  • Completed August 2015
  • LEED Silver

Transformation of a 1968 residence hall including student room and restroom renovation and addition of study and community space

South Campus Plaza Multi-Use Projects

South Campus Plaza College Avenue facade view from the north
  • $143 M Total Project Cost
  • 600 Beds, 35,000 GSF of Retail
  • Completed January 2017
  • LEED Silver

Added 600 much needed beds to support Freshmen and Sophomore housing program as well as meeting, study and community space. Retail tenants include a market and restaurants to support the campus and broader community.

Tenochca Hall Renovation Projects

Interior of renovated lounge in Tenochca Hall

  • $25 M Total Project Cost for multiple phases
  • 380 Beds
  • Interior Renovations completed August 2017
  • Window replacement and painting anticipated completion August 2018

Maintenance and renewal on a 1982 residence hall, including replacement of mechanical system, restroom renovations, and refresh of all finishes in student rooms and community spaces. Future phase to include exterior painting and window replacement.

Huaxyacac Residence Hall

Aerial rendering of new student residence hall
  • $130 M Total Project Cost
  • 850 Beds
  • Completed August 2019
  • LEED Gold (anticipated)

New residence hall to support Sophomore Success program, includes new food service and community space to be shared with existing Chapultepec.

Tula/Tenochca Community Space Replacement

Rendering of proposed Tenochca community space building

  • $27 M Total Project Cost
  • 23,000 GSF
  • Completed August 2018
  • LEED Silver (anticipated)

Improves social/community space for Tenochca Tower. Improves security by relocating separate embedded conference functions to adjacent site. Also adds and improves access to outdoor amenities shared by east campus residents. 

Maya/Olmeca Renovation

Facade of Maya Hall from east residential courtyard

  • $22 M Total Project Cost
  • 410 Beds in two residence halls
  • Completed August, 2019

Phased renovation of two 1959 residence halls to replace HVAC systems, piping, fixtures and finishes in restrooms and finishes in common areas and resident rooms.

Housing Renovations

rendering of proposed Cuicicalli Kitchen Renovation

  • $7.6 M Total for multiple projects
  • Renovations serving 1,576 total beds
  • Cuiciacalli Kitchen renovations completed August 2018

Refresh and improve study and community spaces, resident rooms, and replace elevators in Chapultepec Hall. Add community kitchen in Cuicacalli in preparation for Sophomore Success Program.


Projects Supporting the Academic and Research Mission

Storm Nasatir Hall Renovation and Addition

Aerial photo of Storm Nasatir Complex from the west

  • $73 M Total Project Cost
  • 138,000 GSF of Renovation and Addition
  • Completed January 2014
  • LEED Gold

Renovation and addition which transformed 1957 buildings into contemporary teaching and administrative spaces for the College of Arts & Letters. The project added 250 and 430 seat lecture halls and a new food service facility.

Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex

aerial view of Engineering and Interdisciplinary sciences complex from the east

  • $90 M Total Project Cost
  • 85,000 GSF
  • Completed January 2018
  • LEED Gold (anticipated)

New construction included teaching labs for the College of Engineering, state of the art and flexible interdisciplinary labs for energy, wireless, biomedical and biology research, student fabrication areas and meeting/gathering spaces.

North Life Sciences Building Infrastructure

photo of north facade and entry of Life Sciences North

  • Total Project Cost TBD 
  • 130,000 GSF
  • Feasibility Study

This 1962 building houses a significant volume of sponsored research, and many science teaching labs. A feasibility study is underway to guide future investment.

Projects Addressing Infrastructure

Minor Infrastructure Renovations

Pond on roof of Engineering Building

  • $27 M for multiple projects in nine buildings since 2014


Repair and replacement of roofs, electrical, mechanical and plumbing system components in buildings. Repair and replacement of campus utilities and roadways.

Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades Phase 1

photo of electrical switchgear

  • $25 M Estimated Total Project Cost
  • Project budget TBD Pending Capital Allocation
  • Emerging Project 

High priority electrical infrastructure component replacement project with focus on medium voltage system equipment and distribution infrastructure to a prioritized list of buildings as funds allow.