AUSTIN–The Dobie Center is undergoing a $4 million renovation. The University of Texas at Austin private residence will see remodeled dining hall, common areas and residential rooms. Renovations should complete by the fall of 2014.
“Dobie is accustomed to be a leading housing choice for freshman and sophomores and the improvements are intended to maintain Dobie’s position as one of the top housing choices for students in the market place,” Russell Freeman, vice president of asset management for The Carlton Group, tells GlobeSt.com.
The renovations were designed by New York designer Daun Curry of Modern Declarations.
The residence rooms will include new couches, an entertainment center, coffee tables, dinettes and ergonomic desk chairs. The common areas will receive an upgraded fitness center, a movie/media/game room, new pool furniture.
Additionally, the Dobie Center will receive a technical infrastructure uplift with faster wireless Internet.
“Residents and visitors will reap the benefits of these improvements immediately,” says Matthew Bryant, Dobie Center’s General Manager. “The team of architects, designers, management and owners want to establish a community that incorporates an attractive look and comfortable living environment, fostering the most vital, relevant elements of schooling and socialization outside of the UT classroom.”
Dobie Center is a 27-story private student dorm that contains 900 residents, as well as 70,000 square feet of retail mall. The property first opened in 1972.