University of Houston, School of Communication, Computer Lab Renovation

Houston, Texas

  • FIRM

    Brave / Architecture


    University of Houston, School of Communication

  • AREA

    5,500 sq.ft.





Several years ago, in order to successfully cater to the University of Houston’s Communication Technology Center’s (CTC) 1,700 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences began an ultra-modern remodeling campaign to improve the layout, infrastructure and help desk.

The renovation is a collaborative effort among UH’s ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMGG Contracting; Hirsch & Associates, Inc.COST PER SQ FT$76.00FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation Planning and Construction department, CTC staff members, the architect and the general contractor. Today, the revitalized center enjoys

phase I renovations, which include state-of-the-art touchscreen technology, two computer laboratories, one conference room, an open lab work space, two collaborative work stations with 42-inch touchscreen LCD monitors, and a centralized support team. It also includes a climate-controlled server room, an electrical and work room, and offices for administrative staff.

The CTC first opened as a centralized computing center in 1997 when the school’s dilapidated darkrooms and classrooms were modified to accommodate computers. Though lacking in aesthetics, the facility saw its usage nearly double during the first two years of operation.