University of Houston, Welcome Center

Houston, Texas

The University of Houston’s Welcome Center is designed to serve as the campus’ ceremonial point of entry and to provide one-stop enrollment services for students. In addition to greeting new and prospective students and their families to the campus, the center also houses admissions, financial aid and scholarships, registration and academic records, and student ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMThe Douglas Group; Bos Lighting Design; SpawGlass Construction Corp.CAPACITY65COST PER SQ FT$148.52FEATURED IN2007 Educational Interiors2007 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYStudent Centers/Service Areas services.

The Welcome Center also functions as an information source to campus visitors. Self-serve kiosks situated throughout the facility enable students to use online enrollment services, as well as access the Internet and their e-mail accounts through a secured network server. The center occupies 28,000 square feet of the new $25.8 million, 543,140-square-foot parking garage facility. A new retail center with food service is situated in the same building.

The facility is constructed in an updated version of the original 1930s material palette: buff brick, glazed tile, aluminum and clear glass, all of which help to salute UH history and reinforce the campus identity.