University of Houston Quad
The Quad is a 385,000 SF traditional residence hall that accommodates 1,189 students and features five outdoor courtyards. The new building was named The Quad after the historic Quadrangle residential area that opened in 1950. The units are in the style of super suites, which consist of four bedrooms, a large living room, shared bathrooms and a kitchenette. The residence hall also includes a student lounge, multiple laundry facilities, a workout room, and a variety of study spaces distributed throughout the buildings.
There is also townhouse like housing for about 124 beds, which UH hopes will attract international students. Configured as conjoined three-story walk-up units, each townhouse can accommodate 18 students. Each unit includes single-occupancy bedrooms, several individual and group bathroom facilities, a large living space for relaxing and/or group study, and a full kitchen capable of serving all of the occupants. Amenities for the new buildings include free laundry services, Wi-Fi, study rooms, community spaces, fitness rooms, and all included utilities.
Architect: EYP, Inc.
Project Completion: 2020
Project Budget: $124,000,000