Smith & Company Architects was the design architect for the new Jaguar Suites Students Housing & Community Learning Support Facility at the University of Houston’s Victoria campus. This is the first ground-up student housing development on site. The $9.7 million, 82,000-square-foot, three-level residence hall includes 54 suite-style units. The suites have COST PER SQ FT$118.00FEATURED IN2014 Architectural Portfolio private nine-foot by 12-foot bedrooms, shared living space and kitchenette, and two baths.
The carefully designed structure was created to blend into the small town of Victoria while offering housing to sophomores or upperclassmen and secure surface parking.
In addition, a 5,000-square-foot community learning and support facility is located along the main north entry and includes a fitness room, a multipurpose room, two large classrooms, and student lounge areas for study and computer lab work. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, wired Internet, cable TV, laundry facilities, pool, paid utilities and trash collection.