The University of Houston’s vision was to transform its outdated 1960’s University Center into a ‘next generation’ student life center without disrupting key on-going operations.
Nearly doubling the size of the existing student union, this project transforms a complex series of smaller additions into a cohesive center of student life. The addition unifies the building as it completes the south edge of the majestic central campus quadrangle.
This transformation of a mid-century concrete building into a vital and robust center of student engagement is a testimony to the innovative vision of the university and the design team of Neumann Smith/WTW Architects.
The Davis Student Center has become the hub of student engagement connecting the previously separate academic and residential campus districts. The sustainable design of the facility has led to a campus-wide commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of University life.
LEED Gold (first LEED Gold student union in the US)