Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall, a third building at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, is set to open in August.

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The construction of Heritage Hall, the third building at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in southwest Killeen, is on schedule, according to school officials.

University spokeswoman Karen Clos said the 64,449 square-foot building building will likely be complete by August 2018, so long as inclement weather does not delay construction.

Construction began in January 2017 and is expected to be finished before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Clos said.

Heritage Hall will be the home of a new bachelor’s degree coming to the school: Exercise Physiology and Human Performance. The degree will be a bachelor’s of science.

An exercise lab will be featured inside Heritage Hall, where Clos said students of this new program will study.

The new building will also house offices for professors from the Arts and Science college, including subjects like math, English, history, sociology and biology. The ROTC department, computer classrooms and a library archive will also be included in Heritage Hall.

Clos said architects originally designed A&M-Central Texas in a way that would allow for future buildings to be constructed alongside each other in a uniform, circular fashion.

“If I could describe Heritage Hall, I would call it very dramatic,” Clos said. “It is a building [that connects Founders and Warrior Hall] to create a campus quad.”

The cost of the building is about $36 million, and was funded by the Texas Legislature. The money was originally received by A&M-Central Texas in September 2016.

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Herald staff writer

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