New housing option for UTEP students

New housing option for UTEP students
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:27am

Officials from the The University of Texas at El Paso annnounced a new student housing complex.

Sundt plans to break ground on the project in the next two weeks.

The 103,606-square-foot complex will sit on a 6.2-acre site behind the Helen of Troy Softball Complex off Sun Bowl Drive that overlooks an arroyo.

It will consist of two four-story residential buildings that together will have 83 units that have combinations of one-bedroom efficiencies and four-bedroom suites with four or six beds. Each will have a small kitchen, living area and bathroom.

The buildings will have elevators, lobbies, lounges, study rooms and laundry facilities.

Each building will use Bhutanese-style architecture.

The project, which will cost $23 million, was designed by El Paso-based Mijares-Mora Architects and KSQ Architects of Tulsa, Okla.

The Campus Master Plan projects will be completed by 2015.

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