The evaluative process will be led by the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar. To begin the process, UTSA is reviewing the institute’s needs, based on accreditation standards and current and future space requirements.
“As we reflect on nearly 50 years of stewardship, UTSA recognizes and shares in honoring the significant community impact of the ITC and Texas Pavilion,” Salazar said. “Throughout the evaluative phase we will focus on ensuring a thorough and transparent process that reflects our dedication and responsibility to identify the best path forward.”
The university has engaged external firms to prepare a property condition assessment report, environmental assessment, archeological investigation and a detailed review of the Texas Pavilion building and surrounding site. The evaluation will thoroughly examine details related to all scenarios presented to Eighmy.
Once these reports and reviews are complete, the university will request feedback from subject matter experts on the Steering Committee’s three scenarios and ask them to provide alternatives for consideration through a formal Request for Information (RFI). The RFI process will be used to gather valuable data to evaluate the scope of work required for each scenario and to provide creative solutions to address complex constraints.
UTSA will assemble an internal team to review and analyze the submissions received from subject matter experts. The responses will provide constructive insight and valuable information on the feasibility and benefits of each scenario to help inform the determination of what the next phase of the process could be.