That East Garage Spirit: Pride of Parking at the University of Houston

Chron columnist Lisa Gray takes note of the new UH East Parking Garage:

On the Spur 5 edge of campus, the University of Houston recently finished a garage that takes garage pride a step further. It’s trimmed in jazzy vertical strips of Cougar red and white — a parking pep rally, a garage that serves as a billboard promoting its institution. If Renu Khatour, UH’s chancellor and tireless promoter, were a parking garage, this is the garage she would be.

Oh, it gets better . . .


Photos: Candace Garcia; video: UH University Services

5 Comment

  • I like it. I think it looks cool. A nice change from the very boring design of a lot of other new parking garages.

  • It’s a nice(looking) garage, but they should have made it much larger. UH needs more as parking is always pretty tight and the university is continuing to grow.

  • Many more garages are in the works. The newest bid just went out for the Athletic garage which will be build between Robertson Stadium and Hofheinz Pavilion. Will provide parking for up to 2,200 cars and will have a retail component. Rumored tenants are Raising Cane’s, Starbucks, and Chipotle…

  • The view from the south with the vertical circulation is nice. I like the red and white, but the rest of it with “stuck-on” white metal is really cheezy. They should just let it be what it is.

    As a student, I really appreciate more parking. I do park there now. We don’t even fill up the second floor. I wish they could do something about the white dust (from construction) that gets all over my black car.