Brazosport College, Main Campus Renovation and Addition

Collegiate & Higher Education, Renovation & Restoration

Location

Lake Jackson, Texas

Size

120,000 sf

Project Features
  • Relocation of the Student Life Center
  • Library expansion and renovation
  • Complex phasing schedule

As part of an extensive, multi-phased renovation of their original 1969 main campus building, Brazosport College hired Kirksey to design a new 21,000-sf infill addition to house their Student Life Center (SLC) and renovate their existing library to accommodate new technology and functional demands. Because all renovations and infill projects/additions are occurring simultaneously, the phasing schedule was very complex. The Student Life Center houses all the campus organization offices, such as intramural sports, Student Government, and various clubs. Additionally, there are seminar/study rooms, an internet café, and ample study nooks and gathering spaces throughout.

The 35,000-sf Library renovation incorporates two floors of the main building and 7,000 sf of infill for additional stacks. The renovated library also accommodates the relocated Learning Assistance Center, which provides student services such as testing, computer labs, and study rooms, and the relocated Transitional Education Center, which provides teaching and study rooms, a writing lab and offices for staff.

Steve Durham, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7521
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Spearheading collegiate projects, Steve’s experience spans everything from dining halls and academic buildings to athletic facilities and religious institutions. Early in his 17-year career at Kirksey, Steve initiated the Outreach Committee which offers opportunities for staff members to volunteer their time for various local communities and non-profit organizations. He also leads the firm’s membership in The 1%, a program connecting non-profits to architecture firms willing to provide pro bono services.