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Facility Spotlight: New ASU Facility to House Archer College of Health and Human Services

February 21, 2018 | Angelo State University

Angelo State University will cut the ribbon on the new building that will house the Archer College of Health and Human Services in April.

The $26 million, 56,000-square-foot facility stands next to the Vincent Physical Science Building and Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance.

In October 2015, ASU received a $5 million gift from the James B. and Lois. R. Archer Charitable Foundation in San Angelo to help expand the facilities that support the health and human services curriculum. The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents then approved changing the name of the College of Health and Human Services to the “Archer College of Health and Human Services.”

The remaining $21 million budget is funded by Tuition Revenue Bonds (TRB); the new facility, which will house the Archer College of Health and Human Services, will be the first TRB-funded project completed in the TTU System.

As part of the TTU System Public Art Program, “cube-i” by Owen Morrel will be installed at the new facility. The strong geometry of the mirrored stainless-steel piece mimics the architecture of the building. The cube, a symbol of wholeness or oneness, has a specific meaning within the overall context of this facility promoting and initiating overall wellness and wholeness. Mirrors reflect those who view the sculpture and the surrounding environment, including the building and the nature around it.

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