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UHD Awards Vaughn New Recreation Center Project

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) recently selected Vaughn to serve as construction manager-at-risk on its newest addition to campus, the Student Wellness and Success Center. Located along the White Oak Bayou, next to its recently-completed Sciences and Technology Building, also built by Vaughn, the $33 million, 72,000 SF recreation center will revitalize the student life experience. The facility features a welcome center, multi-purpose studios/classrooms, smoothie bar/healthy café, three gymnasiums, cardio and weight rooms, an elevated track, and an outdoor swimming pool. Construction is scheduled to start in January 2021, with substantial completion scheduled for June 2022. The architect for the project is SmithGroup.