University of Houston Victoria – Smith Sophomore Hall


This project consists of a new 85,000 SF, three-story building at the University of Houston’s Victoria Campus. The building will accommodate approximately 280 students in single, double and quadruple suites. In addition, there are several fully-accessible rooms and accommodations for RA’s. Other amenities include communal kitchens and lounge rooms, laundry rooms, study spaces. The ground floor offers a game room, living areas and educational space. The exterior features numerous outdoor amenities which will be constructed in a future phase.

Framed in wood, this building was designed for a lifespan of twenty-five years. Exterior finishes include brick masonry, a cementitious panel rain screen system, and shading treatments. The color palette derives from a combination of the University System’s colors, the campus color standards, and discussions with the project leadership.

The project, currently under construction, is scheduled for phased completion between the summer of 2019, and the fall of 2020.