Lowman Student Center

, Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

Exterior image of the Lowman Student Center addition

Constructed in 1964, the Center had undergone numerous additions, alterations and reconfigurations over the years. In 2015, University administrators undertook a campus survey which revealed that students viewed the existing building as crowded, uninviting and fragmented.

To address the “fragmented” character of the existing building, EYP was first asked to create a Master Plan to unify the entire facility. The Master Plan includes a large atrium that serves as a central “living room” space around which new and existing components of the building are connected both horizontally and vertically.

Building Facts

  • 79,200 GSF
  • New food service venues
  • Dining commons
  • New “Kat Klub” Entertainment Center – with pool tables, ping pong tables, an eight-lane bowling alley, a pub
  • Large ballroom with pre-function spaces
  • 16 Conference rooms
  • Theater
  • Student art gallery

University Student Center: The Heart of Campus

Austin's Andy Albin explains the importance of university student centers and their function as campus-wide “living room” spaces.

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