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Exterior 1 - Entrance (Day)
Interior 1 - Stairs 1
Interior 2 - Lounge Space
Exterior 2 - Outdoor Lounge
Interior 3 - Study Room
Interior 4 - Corridor
Exterior 3 - Bike Racks
Interior 5 - Stairs 2
Interior 6 - Study Space
Exterior 4 - Entrance, Dusk
Exterior 5 - Building Side, Dusk
Client: University of Houston
Location: Houston, TX
Type: Renovations + Addition
Project Size: 332,000 SF
Awards: AIA Houston Design Award
2018 ACUI Facility Design Excellence Award
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design American Architecture Award
AIA Pittsburgh Merit Design Award
The University of Houston's growing reputation opened new doors for the University and its' community, but establishing a place of community on campus was a challenge with a student center from the 1960s. This transformation and addition to the University Center created a ‘next generation’ student life center. 

This renovated campus 'living room' serves as a place for students to work, catch up with friends, relax, and enjoy the campus community. The centerpiece for student life in this complex is a three story arbor/atrium that is a crossroads and gathering place for the entire university community, physically and visually connecting the dynamic activities central to the building.

The exterior of the building was transformed to present a bold and inviting presence on campus. The expansive glass maximizes transparency and has a welcoming form showcasing the activites inside and inviting students into the heart of campus activity. A 440 seat theater, large event spaces, bookstore, dining services, retail services, bowling alley, and administrative offices have been reconfigured and revitalized while a new north wing houses student organizations.

WTW partnered with WHR Architects to design this dynamic student life project.


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