Power Design, Inc. was named by Austin Commercial as the electrical contractor for the University of Houston’s newest student housing community, Cougar Village II.  The seven-story, 288,000 sq-ft tunnel form building will offer 314 units featuring central and floor lounges, a fitness area, computer room, laundry rooms, floor kitchenettes, and an outside-accessed living-learning center.

“This will be our first project with Austin Commercial, and we are pleased to team up with a company that is a recognized leader in the construction of higher education facilities,” said Jeff Taylor, senior project manager.

Power Design recently wrapped up construction on the first phase of Cougar Village, helping to transform the university from an urban commuter-based campus to a Tier 1 research institution.  Power Design currently has more than 2,100 student housing units under construction on more than five campuses across the country, a number projected to increase in 2013.