Victoria College Wood Building Renovation to Take Place this Summer
Feature Photo: The William Wood Building on the Victoria College campus. Image: Google Streets.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Victoria (Victoria County) — The architect tasked with the $3.5 million renovation of the Wood Building at Victoria College reported Tuesday that construction is anticipated to begin June 8.
The duration of the renovation was reported as 14 months, with an estimated completion of Aug. 1, 2021.
The architect, Rawley McCoy & Associates of Victoria, submitted the architectural report May 26 to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.
VBX reported on Jan. 14 that Victoria College had received a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration and planned to use the funds to support expansion of its industrial workforce training programs.
The grant was dedicated to accomplish a phased expansion of Victoria College’s industrial trades programs. Phase 1 includes relocating the Process Technology Program from the William Wood Building to the Industrial Training Center located at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex by the fall of 2020.
Phase 2 includes renovation of the William Wood Building. Rawley McCoy stated that the scope of work on the Wood Building renovation totals 22,879 square feet.
This project is a component of the project titled “Industrial Lab Relocation” in the VBX database: Project ID 2020-0547. However, the new Industrial Lab is being constructed on a site east of the City of Victoria, at the corner of Zac Lentz Parkway and Lone Tree Road.
The Wood Building is on the main campus at 2200 E. Red River Street.
Building plan for the Industrial Process Lab Relocation.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.