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Cougar Village

Project Status: Completed
Project Budget: $50,000,000
Project Delivery: Design Build

Project Team

Project Manager: Mei Chang
Principal PM: Jonathan Thurston
Programming A/E: In-house
Design/Construction A/E: Hardin
Contractor: Hardin


Cougar Village was conceived to help facilitate the University of Houston’s aspiration and transformation from an urban commuter-based campus to a Tier 1 research institution, with the student body expected to grow from the current 37,000 to 45,000 in the next five years, and the requirement that 25% of them be housed on campus.

The construction of this facility also marks the beginning of UH’s plan to build a residential village on the south edge of campus. The building is approximately 290,000 SF on 7 floors, providing 1163 beds including 35 RAs in single occupancy rooms and 282 suites housing 4 students each with a bath room and a separate foyer/vanity area, and three faculty/staff apartments on the top floor. There has been consideration to make more units on the top floor single-occupancy, pending discussions with the Honors College to commit to occupying a significant portion of the building.