Cougar Village II, a new living-learning student housing community designed by KSQ Architects on the University of Houston campus recently opened–featuring a contemporary design and affordable budget for the university.
KSQ, in association with Brave/Architecture of Houston, completed the freshman housing project within a tight timeframe and a budget set three years prior to construction. At under $45,000 per student bed, Cougar Village II is an example of cost-effective, high-quality design work. Austin Commercial of Houston was the contractor on the design-build project.
In addition to more than 1,100 student beds, the project features Student Housing & Residential Life main offices, classroom spaces, faculty-in-residence apartments, student lounges and study rooms that build a bridge between residential and academic life. Natural light is brought in through striking glass-encased lounges that provide a lantern effect at night.