University of Houston, Calhoun Lofts

Houston, Texas


University of Houston


551,712 sq.ft.

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Calhoun Lofts achieved a high-density living-learning environment by being situated in the middle of the campus’ professional precinct—which also adds to the excitement and character of the campus. The residents are offered graduating levels of privacy and comfort, and are integrated into the campus life at varying levels of access and contact. The more private public spaces are on upper levels and the more public amenities spaces on the ground floor. The private courtyard is reserved for residents, but the public courtyard is embellished with a carefully selected art piece. Retail services also are available. Campus traffic is in fact guided through this courtyard.

The project also incorporates updated technical advances such as a ubiquitous Wi-Fi environment and AT&T U-verse integration, and the BACnet Open platform systems monitoring software; both help to place this facility squarely in the 21st century. Other learning opportunities are facilitated in a theater/seminar room, a teaching kitchen, two multipurpose rooms, a computer lab and study spaces throughout the facility.

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2010 Educational Interiors

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Residence Halls/Lounges

Product suppliers specified

Cabinets by Leedo
Lighting & Accessories by LumenArt
Laundry Equipment by Huebsch
Waste Receptacles by Wilkinson Hi-Rise
Carpet by Interface
Flooring by Dal-Tile
Physical-Education Flooring by Mondo USA
Brick/Masonry by Acme Brick
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Sargent
Door Hardware by McKinney
Door Hardware by Best Access Systems
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by Schindler Elevator
Insulation by CertainTeed
Paint/Wallcoverings by ICI Paints
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by Zurn
Roofing by GAF Materials
Windows by TRACO
Lighting & Accessories by Lightolier
Lighting & Accessories by SPI Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Tech Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Emergi-Lite
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Tyco
Security Systems by Pelco
Locks by Best Access Systems
Card Systems by Best Access Systems
Computers by Dell
Hand-Drying Equipment by Bobrick
Washroom Fixtures by Crane Plastics
HVAC Units by Envirotech
HVAC Control Devices by Alerton
HVAC Control Devices by Honeywell
Draperies/Blinds by Bali
Kitchen Equipment by GE
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