Dallas Theological Seminary, Campbell Academic Center

Dallas, Texas

  • FIRM

    Hill & Wilkinson, Ltd.


    Dallas Theological Seminary

  • AREA

    32,388 sq.ft.





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.