Rather than a groundbreaking, Rice University will host an “asphalt breaking” at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 for a new building for its Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. The D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center will be located on land that is now a parking lot between Rice Stadium and campus Entrance 8 and University Boulevard. Construction for the Anderson-Clarke Center will begin this month.
The center will be a three-story, 53,000-square-foot, $24 million facility that houses 24 classrooms, conference rooms, a language center, an auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events. It will be built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.