Dallas Theological Seminary, Campbell Academic Center

Dallas, Texas

  • FIRM

    Hill & Wilkinson, Ltd.

  • CLIENT

    Dallas Theological Seminary

  • AREA

    32,388 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,700,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2005

On August 25, Dallas Theological Seminary welcomed an entering class of more than 400 students to the newly completed Campbell Center. The Campbell Center project achieved the following:

-35 percent increase in classroom capacity.

-Four new classrooms.

-Five renovated classrooms.

-Four meeting rooms.

-A 160-seat lecture hall.

-An enlarged auditorium to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY400COST PER SQ FT$114.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation 400 people for ministry events.

-Technology that allows recording and broadcasting of classes.

Situated on a cramped urban site in Dallas, the center had program requirements, construction staging and tight schedule issues that proved to be challenging. The team responded with a seamless, thoughtfully executed addition that effectively doubled the square footage of the original 1970s facility.

Having exceeded its life expectancy, the 32-year-old mechanical system was replaced with a new standalone chilled-water system that was designed to be adapted easily for a tie-in with a future campus chilled-water loop. The new addition is composed of a steel structure clad with precast concrete panels and brick infill to match the existing concrete structure. A clay tile mansard roof was added to tie the building in with the rest of the campus.