University of Houston to add 2nd Phase of Student Housing; Power Design Named Electrical Contractor

Two new dorms will add space for 1,800 additional residents; costs not expected to increase
Cougar Village Phase II
Cougar Village Phase II
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Nov. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- 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 square-foot 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.  

About Power Design, Inc.
With more than 100 active projects, a 70,000 square foot national headquarter facility, a 100,000 square foot distribution center and accumulative revenue exceeding $1 billion dollars, Power Design is one of the top electrical contractors in the United States.  With a 12,000-square-foot training center dedicated to core training and hands-on simulation experiences to provide real-life applications, Power Design is at the forefront of innovative training practices and techniques.

Since founded in 1989, Power Design has operated as a family-run business built on an unbending foundation of quality service and loyalty to its employees and customers.  Power Design’s commitment to customer service has enabled them to partner with the top 100 general contractors as ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR).  For more information visit: or call 727.210.0492.

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