Satellite Center

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

UH Satellite Center
UH Satellite Center
UH Satellite Center
UH Satellite Center
UH Satellite Center
UH Satellite Center

The University Center Satellite Student Center is sited in an open-space park surrounded by university buildings. 'The Satellite' is a popular haunt for student activities on the east campus. The 35,000-square foot building was constructed below-grade to maintain the park-like setting important to the University campus plan.


PDG Architects was asked to provide a design for the renovation of the existing areas and add much needed meeting areas. A well-identified building perimeter dictated an "open plan" design tying activity areas and venues through a common area of pathways, tables and chairs. Careful coordination with the food court vendor/managers allowed for common design elements such as similar column treatments, floor finish and lighting fixtures to provide a blended, unified appearance of the Satellite.


A survey taken in 2009 gave this facility a 94% approval rating from the students attending the University.

10000 RICHMOND AVE | SUITE 100 | HOUSTON, TX 77042

713-629-6100

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