The University Catholic Center is located just across the street from one of the larger universities in the country - The University of Texas at Austin. Over the years, students and resident community members overfilled the Center's small worship space during its popular Sunday evening Mass. Utilizing the footprint of the old building, the architects designed a complete rebuilding of the structure in order to provide a more efficient and greatly expanded facility.
The renovated and expanded building includes a sanctuary seating 1,000, a reservation chapel, office spaces, and a commercial kitchen all organized around a sky-lit atrium. The new second floor features a library, lounge, study areas and classrooms. The old basement was upgraded and a new elevator provides full accessibility to all floors.