BRW’s Andrew Evertson, AIA, and Lisa Lamkin, AIA gave the keynote address at Texas A&M University Construction Science Department’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony Banquet. Speaking to a crowd of about 400, Andrew discussed the proposed renovation and design of Francis Hall, which will be the future home of the Construction Science Department.
The event began with a Scholarship presentation which awarded 143 Construction Science Students $369,000 in scholarships for use in the 2013-2014 academic year. Following the Scholarship presentation and dinner was an awards ceremony, where students, faculty and industry partners received recognition.
Francis Hall is located across from the Evans Library in the Historic Core of the Campus. It is considered one of the Campus’ Heritage Buildings. In addition to being the Construction Science Department’s new home, it will also be the first stand-alone facility in the State of Texas dedicated to construction education.
Using photos, diagrams, and models, Andrew and Lisa talked about the improvements to the building, including the restoration of the original Auditorium which will seat 126 people, as well as the modernization of the building to include spaces like the building information modeling (BIM) lab, a project management lab and an estimating lab.