Lowman Student Center

, Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

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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