Take A Look Inside The Alumni Center Expansion (Slideshow)

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We at the Texas Exes have been working to the beat of a construction zone soundtrack for so long that it’s the silences that are most jarring these days. 

So what’s the progress seven months into the renovation of the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center?

Look up, for starters.

A new roof has been installed over the whole Alumni Center using tiles all the way from Spain. Compared to the old concrete roof, these clay tiles should hold their dark orange color for a long time, Facilities Director David Reeves says. Interestingly enough, the company that made the tiles is called Tejas Borjas. Coincidence? I think not.

In addition, that extra sense of fire-protected security you might feel is due to the building-wide sprinkler system, which hadn’t had one before.

Further additions include new board of directors and Legends Club rooms, upgraded bathrooms, additional office space, and perhaps the most directly obvious addition, a new entrance. 

The project, which began in late November 2010, is slated to end August 19 and will cost $6.6 million.

So besides the end of a noisy soundtrack, what is David Reeves most excited about?

“Instead of a loading dock with dumpsters and a storage shed we’ll have a new wing of building, with windows and landscaping” he says. 

So if you find yourself in the neighborhood this summer, come by and check out these upgrades. Of if you can stand the wait, come by in August when it’s all done—just in time for football season.

Photos by Scott Paull


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