May 8, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Construction of the $24.6 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building continues at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus. The facility is scheduled to open for classes in spring 2019. The campus, at 1200 Pearland Parkway, will expand its healthcare-related academic programs, notably its bachelor of science in nursing, which targets registered nurses who seek a degree.
Construction crews hosted a topping out ceremony April 19, which celebrated the completion of the structural steel-and-concrete portion of the project. UH-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake spoke at the event, attended by Texas State Representative for District 29 Ed Thompson as well as administrators from UHCL Pearland Campus and UHCL. “We’ve reached another critical milestone in the construction of this building, and we’re anticipating the opportunities these enhanced learning spaces will afford for RN-to-BSN students,” Blake said. “More opportunities await for those interested in licensed professional counselor certification programs or in the Pearland Campus’ satellite operation for UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Center.”
As is the ceremony’s tradition, Blake, Thompson, university officials, representatives from the Austin Commercial construction company and architects from the firm PBK autographed one of the building’s steel beams.