Rice University to hold ‘asphalt breaking’ for new Continuing Studies building

Amy Hodges
713-348-6777
amy.hodges@rice.edu

HOUSTON – (Dec. 10, 2012) – 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 at Stockton and University Boulevard. Construction for the Anderson-Clarke Center will begin this month.

What:     “Asphalt breaking” for new Continuing Studies building at Rice University.

When:     2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Where:    West Lot 4 between Rice Stadium and campus Entrance 8 at Stockton and University Boulevard, located at 6100 Main St., Houston.

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.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

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About Amy Hodges

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.