Under Construction: University House in Austin, Texas

November 18, 2015 by Chris Drake

BIG RED DOG is working with University House Communities and Rhode Partners on the University House project, located at 2100 San Antonio near the University of Texas at Austin campus.

university house rendering

The 19-story student housing complex has 188 units and over 230,000 square feet of occupied space. The apartment building also has 5 floors of underground and aboveground parking. Amenities include a pool, a social lounge, a fitness center, two-level study lounge, and a two-level club room on the 18th and 19th floor. The Design team is also seeking LEED Silver Certification for University House.

unviersity house construction

Construction started on the site in fall 2014. MEP Engineering services provided by BIG RED DOG Austin included HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems design.

The project is set to complete in summer 2016 and will open for the fall 2016 semester. Keep checking the BIG RED Blog for updates on this exciting project!

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Written by Chris Drake

Chris Drake

Chris Drake is the Plumbing Discipline Leader at BIG RED DOG. He received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and is a registered P.E. His professional experience includes the design of plumbing and HVAC systems in the campus, institutional, sports, federal, and manufacturing markets. His is also experienced in design/build, construction administration, and is a member of ASHRAE and ASPE. Chris originally hails from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Outside of work, Chris enjoys exploring Austin and the surrounding hill country, traveling, and supporting the Buffalo Bills.