140,550 GSF/Arlington, Texas
BOKA Powell is working with the University of Texas at Arlington and UT OFPC to complete the first of a two-phase student housing development on the west side of the UT Arlington campus. The project is a true living-learning community, incorporating classrooms and collaborative study environments within a residential setting. The four-story building offers 249 two-bed units, and 16 single-bed units for a total of 534 beds in 140,550 GSF. A first floor lounge and game room welcome students into the building. Administrative functions and a corridor separate the public space from a large classroom. At the center of the each floor, a large, naturally-lit social space with a kitchen offers opportunities for gathering. Quiet study rooms are also provided within each wing on each floor. The project will welcome its first residents in the fall of 2018. Upon completion, the West Campus development will offer a second phase of student housing, a dining hall, and a parking garage.