Commerce, Texas/177,300 square feet/542 Beds
As part of a build out of new on-campus housing according to the campus master plan, Texas A&M Commerce desired to relocate students from older housing facilities into new on-campus residence halls. The goal was to provide an environment within the campus for enriching students’ scholastic experience by providing daily interaction between students and faculty. Stakeholder interviews inspired the design team to create a building layout centering on decentralized common spaces, forming intimate “neighborhoods” that promote informal study and socialization. The resulting structure is a four story, central corridor design with three wings joined by two central, public knuckles. It provides 12 one-bedroom RA units, 265 two-bedroom units and one Hall Director unit for a total of 542 student beds and contains approximately 177,297 gross square feet. Project amenities include a public lobby, two elevators, two student lounges on each level, two laundry facilities on each level and two multipurpose rooms at ground level ― one with an adjacent kitchen. A small, three-office facility with reception and work area is also provided. Exterior amenities include outdoor seating areas with tables. This is the second phase of housing completed by BOKA Powell on the campus.
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