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 CAPACITY400COST 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.