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University of Houston, Calhoun Lofts (now called University Lofts)

Architect: Kirksey
Builder: Pepper Lawson Construction
Project Features:

  • 984-bed housing complex at the northeast corner of the UH campus
  • Fitness center
  • Retail space
  • Study lounges
  • Two roof-top terraces

This 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-story housing complex at the University of Houston (UH) opened in the fall of 2009, featuring a combination of studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments with kitchens. The living spaces include modern appliances, granite countertops, high ceilings, valet parking and a part-time concierge. The $107.8 million project was designed to meet the needs of single and married graduate and professional students.

According to UH, “The grand opening of Calhoun Lofts at the University of Houston marked a pivotal point in the school’s long history: never before had UH been so committed to a project that should readily advance the school’s reputation.” The total complex comprises 550,000 square feet of space including theatre room, coffee bar, private courtyards, study rooms, computer lab, workout equipment, Sky Lounge and a special events kitchen.

Halford Busby was honored to serve as the construction consultant on this project, providing cost estimates and negotiating with the contractor and sub-contractors on the project.

For more details and photos of this project, we invite you to see this video.

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