Houston Opens New Freshman Housing

by Katie Sloan

Cougar Village will house 1,132 students.


Houston — The University of Houston and Hardin Construction Co. have completed a new $42 million freshman housing facility called Cougar Village that will serve as a model for future expansion. The seven-story, 291,000-square-foot building houses 1,132 students, who are grouped into themed communities based on their academic disciplines. Cougar Village features suites and single units and provides amenities such as a central lounge, study and lecture areas, a fitness center, kitchens, a convenience store, a computer room and student services offices. The new freshman housing facility is part of the University’s long-term plan to transform from a traditionally commuter campus. HADP Architecture served as project architect.

— Daniel Beaird

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