University of Houston – Cougar Village II

Houston, Texas


KSQ Architects




300,000 SF


Civil Engineering


The Cougar Village II Housing project was the second phase of two residence halls located along Wheeler Avenue on the southern edge of the University of Houston campus. Like the first phase, the second phase consisted of two-bedroom, shared-bath units with staff and support space, and resident staff/resident assistant apartments. This 7-story, 300,000 GSF increased the number of beds on campus by more than 1,100 and further expanded the lively, academically supportive, and secure residential housing options available to students.

GarzaEMC provided civil engineering services for the project. Highlights of the civil scope of work included a utility tunnel extension providing chilled water and steam to the building as well as the relocation of a major wastewater collector line within the site, the addition of surface parking, and redesign of the common courtyard shared with Cougar Village Phase I.