UH Welcome Center

UH Welcome Center

This mixed-use development introduces a unique building type uncommon on campuses, integrating a welcome center, retail space, and the first campus parking garage. The University of Houston Welcome Center serves as a hub for visitors and students, providing comprehensive information and student services. Students can seek academic and other assistance at this facility.

The parking garage features an academic architectural style and provides 1,500 car spaces across five levels, meeting the university’s parking needs. Retail shops on the plaza cater to the all-day demand for activities. The building has received praise from visiting officials and won the Outstanding Design award in the Student Centers/Service Areas category at the 2007 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.

Other Design Awards:
  • Golden Trowel Honorable Mention for Outstanding Education
  • College/University Design by the Texas Masonry Contractors
  • Golden Trowel Award for Outstanding Masonry Design by the Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston.


University of Houston


4800 Calhoun Road, Entrance 1, Houston, Texas 77004



Project Size:

Parking Structure for 1500 Cars University Welcome Center 2,000 SF University Space 22,000 SF Retail Space 12,000 SF


$25.8 M


Higher Education


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