Hogg Memorial Auditorium (HMA) serves as a venue for registered student organization programs as well as other larger University functions, including new student orientation, final exams, and graduation ceremonies. The building represents one of the first impressions students have on campus as HMA is utilized for new student orientation every year.
The proposed renovation to HMA includes the replacement and upgrade of major building infrastructure systems including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Additionally, the renovation will address the building envelope by replacing the existing roof, and updating aesthetic elements such as seating, and finishes. The renovation will include restroom, life safety, and accessibility upgrades for compliance with the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requirements. Exterior site improvements, adjacent to the front-door entrance, include ADA parking spaces, and sidewalk modifications for a more cohesive space. The project will improve the safety and extend the lifetime of the building.