HOUSTON – University of Houston Men’s and Women’s Basketball coaches and student-athletes and University and Athletics administrators gathered Sunday afternoon to officially dedicate the Guy V. Lewis Development Facility.
Located at the corner of Holman Street and Cullen Boulevard on the University campus, the $25-million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility serves as the home for the Houston Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. Coaches and student athletes from both teams moved into the new facility in December.
On Sunday, UH President Renu Khator, Vice President for Athletics Hunter Yurachek, Men’s Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and Women’s Head Coach Ron Hughey joined members of Lewis’ family, Athletics donors, current and former Regents and student-athletes from the 2015-16 Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams in a special ceremony on David Marrs Court in the facility.
After Khator and Yurachek spoke, CBS Sports broadcasting great Jim Nantz described the impact Lewis had on his life as a member of the Houston Men’s Golf team and future broadcaster and then discussed the new facility, recent Athletics capital improvements and its impact on recruiting with Sampson and Hughey.
ABOUT THE GUY V. LEWIS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY
The 53,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility provides the environment that the Houston Men's and Women's Basketball student-athletes need to excel throughout the season in all areas. The first level houses a dedicated practice court for each team as well as sports performance and sports medicine areas, which will be used by both programs.
The second level features the teams' areas, which include locker rooms, team rooms and academic/film theaters. The team rooms contain spacious, modern lockers, multiple video screens for television and comfortable furniture. The third level holds office space for both Men's and Women's Basketball coaching and support staffs.
The facility was designed by DLR Group with Page, while Austin Commercial served as the construction manager.
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ABOUT AUSTIN COMMERCIAL
Austin Commercial is a subsidiary of employee-owned Austin Industries. Founded in 1918, Austin Industries is one of the nation's largest, most diversified construction companies. With over 6,000 employee-owners, Austin is among the largest construction managers in the nation and ranks 26th on ENR's list of the 100 largest CM at Risk Contractors in the United States. Austin has maintained a Houston presence since the 1920s, and has consistently delivered over $350 million of revenue annually in our area for the past 15 years
Operating primarily in the southern half of the United States, Austin has an average annual volume of over $1 billion. Austin Commercial serves customers in advanced technology, aviation, corporate build-to-suit, industrial and manufacturing, interiors, healthcare, hospitality, office and high-rise, public and institutional, retail, sports, and university markets. Our firm prides itself in delivering exceptional service on large, highly complicated projects with particular emphasis on qualified teams and performance