Cullen Building Renovations 2011-2014
Keep checking here for photos of the ongoing renovation of the historic Roy and Lillie Cullen Building. (Photos by Ellen Davis)
(Photo credit: Ellen Davis)
August 13, 2014 - putting a new door frame in
August 13, 2014 - painting and carpeting
June 18, 2014 - Renovation of the third floor is underway
Aug. 17, 2012 - New bathrooms on the 2nd floor
Aug. 17, 2012 - New elevator
Aug. 17, 2012 - New paint on the trim
Aug. 17, 2012 - The new HVAC room on the 4th floor is completed
July 18, 2012 - Workers are working on the finishing touches such as painting and installing carpet.
A new security system will enable floors to be secured when they are not in use but still enable access to other floors.
New shelving on the second floor
New carpet on the second floor
Second floor hallway. The new bathrooms are on the left.
New work area on the second floor.
June 25, 2012 - Components of the new air conditioning system are hoisted in through the roof.
June 25, 2012 - Workers are installing tile in the new second floor bathroom.
Concrete coming into the fourth floor.
Spreading the concrete for the new fourth floor.
The new stairway to the 4th floor has been built and is awaiting concrete.
The completed 4th floor
The new elevator will go all the way up to the 4th floor
Feb. 29, 2012 - Workers dig a hole for the new elevator shaft.
New water pipes in the first floor utility room
New ductwork installed in the Alumni Center area.
This space is going to be used to construct a new bathroom on the second floor.
New ductork in the second floor hallway. The X’s on the left indicate where doors for the new bathrooms will be placed.
New ductwork in a second floor classroom. The copper piping on the floor will be part of the cooling system.
Construction superintendent Tony Brady shows where a new staircase will be built to go up to the fourth floor.
This is where the new staircase will come out in the attic.
New windows in the tower.
February 2012 - Installation of a new elevator begins and all three stories of the building can be seen from the hole where the new elevator will go.
Construction superintendent Tony Brady looks down the hole where the new elevator will go.
Hundreds of feet of wiring need to be moved to make way for the new elevator
New ductwork awaits installation in the attic
The building’s original beams can be seen in the attic.
Chimney in the attic
Jan. 26, 2012 - pipes for the new HVAC system are lifted into the building.
Jan. 26, 2012 - new duct work is taken into the building.
Jan. 4, 2012 - Tony Brady, a construction superintendent for Burt Watts, shows a board bearing the signature of a man who worked on the Cullen Building in 1899. The board was found when renovations began on the second floor of the building.
Jan. 4, 2012 - Workers are removing old piping in preparation for the installation of the new HVAC system
Jan. 4, 2012 - Pieces for the new HVAC system are ready for installation
Jan. 4, 2012 - Workers remove the remnants of the original stage on the 2nd floor
Jan. 4, 2012 - Tony Brady, a construction superintendent for Burt Watts, stands in the attic of the building. A fourth floor will be built in the attic to hold portions of the new HVAC system.
Jan. 4, 2012 - Exposed limestone in the attic
Jan. 4, 2012 - The new inside window treatments have been installed
Jan. 4, 2012 - The limestone beams can be seen
Sept. 22, 2011 - Almost all the windows on the south side of the tower have been installed
Sept. 9, 2011 - All the windows on the north side of the building have been installed
Aug. 24, 2011 - All the first floor windows are installed
July 20, 2011 - The first of the new windows are installed
New window going into Provost Jim Hunt’s office
Workers staining windows prior to installation
Windows waiting to be installed
Flashing going in before the new windows are installed
Window with flashing installed
New project signage installed along Maple Street
June 2011 - Windows on the east side of the building are removed and boarded up.
June 2011 - Windows on the north side of the building are removed and boarded up.
June 2011 - Workers from T5 Construction begin removing all the windows. The replacement windows are expected to arrive in July.
January 2011 - The renovation begins with the removal of one of the old windows and the installation of a sample replacement window.
March 10, 2011 - Adam Alsobrook from the Texas Historical Commission visits campus to approve the proposed replacement windows.